Sunset Stripes Dress

Hi everyone, I’m here to share one of my recent projects, which I’m calling my Sunset Stripes dress. This is the dress I made for the Fall For Cotton Sewalong, hosted by Rochelle of Lucky Lucille and Tasha of By Gum By Golly. I pattern I used was a mish-mash of Vintage Vogue 8789 (bodice) and the Cambie dress by Sewaholic (skirt) and the fabric is a woven striped cotton by Kaffe Fassett. I based it on a gorgeous striped vintage dress from Dear Golden Vintage that I loved but which wasn’t my size (or price range!) I made a number of modifications to the original patterns- for more pictures and info and to see the inspiration dress, check out my post on my blog, Scavenger Hunt!

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I'm a vintage-loving girl from California with an obsession with sewing, blogging, crafting, and thrifting!


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  • So (Sew) Amazing!! Just Love the colors and the buttons, and your stripe matching is great.

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  • Very hyptnotic. I love it !!

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  • Love! That fabric and the execution, just gorgeous!

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  • Wonderful colors! I love the buttons and the next level of pattern matching happening on the skirt. Looks beautiful.

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  • This is so lovely, the bodice of this thing is awesome and your stripe matching is outta this world ;) Well done!

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  • Wow! This dress is amazing, I absolutely love everything about it! Super inspiring.

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  • I love this dress so much!

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  • First, I love how you matched the stripes! Perfect! And the buttons! The dress looks gorgeous on you!

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  • Oh my! That is an awesome dress you made here! Your work(wo)manship is superb. Beautiful work, love how the stripes make this dress.

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  • Wow! Stupendous stripes! Looks outstanding on you!

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  • Stunning! Gorgeous autumn colours that are perfect on you and yes I too love your perfect matching up of the stripes!

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  • It looks great. I love the chevrons down the front. You matched them perfectly.

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  • Wonderful dress! the stripes are so well matched too. great work!

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  • I love this dress! I started following you once I saw it in the Fall For Cotton Sewalong. If you put together a pattern, I would purchase two, and then one one for every person whom complemented my dress. Honest!

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  • How fabulous and sewn with such precision and expertise. I adore the fact that you have matched every single chevron and then purposely covered each button in a separate cover way – its attention to detail that makes home sewing exactly what it should be UNIQUE AND AMAZING. You are a very talented lady and the dress looks superb.

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  • Fabulous dress – beautiful colors, great design, great stripe piecing! I like that you kept the side chevrons, these are the kinds of touches that makes a dress wonderful. This looks great on you!

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