Autumn Stitching

by Lazy Seamstress on September 22, 2013 · 6 comments

in Vintage Sewing

My first dress for this Autmn. Made using a vintage pattern bought at a local vintage market, and with vintage cotton fabric bought in a charity shop. I even used a vintage zip, also bought from a charity shop some years ago. The only new bits on this dress is the thread and the green ribbon trim.
This is one of those dresses that looks like nothing on a hanger, but once on, fits over my curves pretty well and feels just right.
A very practical day dress, perhaps a little shorter than it might have been intended to be, I think the pattern is early 1960′s? The three quarter length sleeves remind me of my Grandma Dorothy, she always made her dresses with three quarter length sleeves as she felt they were most practical for house work…no soggy cuffs in the washing up bowl!

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Hi, I'm Jeanette, married to Woody and mummy to a large family aged from toddler to teen. I live in the UK in an Edwardian house with frogs in the cellar and chickens in the garden. I love to sew, and particularly love vintage or vintage inspired designs.

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mariebayarea September 22, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Looks great on you


Ange September 22, 2013 at 3:31 pm

This is lovely, and a perfect autumn hue!

I also love three quarter sleeves now, just far more practical. AND they show off your gloves much better on those cooler evenings.


Draped in Cloudlets September 22, 2013 at 6:28 pm

What a lovely dress!


Cyd September 30, 2013 at 1:15 am

I am in love with the shoes! Green is my favorite color… The dress is wonderful!!!


Carolyn October 8, 2013 at 7:44 am

This is so cute and pretty! It does look like it fits you just right! And I totally agree about the 3/4 length sleeves, they’re my favourite. And I have a Grandma Dorothy too! Though she’s a knitter rather than a sewer, lol.


Kelina October 24, 2013 at 12:01 am

Very flattering dress on you – good fit and color choices!


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