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Sort of Retro-ish?

I finally finished my first vintagey dress, although I’m not really sure how I feel about it. The fabric I used had been packed away for a number of years by a friend-of-a-friend’s grandmother, and was given to me since no one in the family sewed. I’m not sure what type of fabric it is, but it’s really thin but pretty. I used a Sew Simple pattern (A2004) and the result? Eh. It reminds me of an old lady’s nightie, unless you wear a belt.

Rather frumpish, really...

Here’s a close-up of the fabric. I was pinning the bias tape to it, thus the large amount of pins.

Pinaholic, apparently...

The dress as a whole is sort of cute with a belt and cardi, but I’d definitely use a different material AND make it a size smaller. Next on my plate- for myself, anyways- is the very popular Butterick B4790 wrap dress. With dinosaurs.

About the author: I am a transplanted-Northerner living in the Dallas area with my native Texan hubby and our not-so-Southern-Belle of a girl. I am a novice with a sewing machine, but with my new-to-me Brother machine Lynette, I hope to change that. I generally spend my time knitting and playing in a community orchestra and flute choir. Of course, that’s when I’m not working or attending my girl’s band functions. I am also trying to get back to my military fighting shape after WAY too many years of enjoying the fantastic Texas food.

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  • LittleBlackCar October 22, 2013, 2:22 pm

    But I bet it’s comfortable!

    I made McCall’s 7500 (1981), which is like the huge oversized version of A2004, and I wear it all the time.

  • Simoree October 22, 2013, 2:24 pm

    Extremely comfortable lol…

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