Sunset Stripes Dress

by MelissaO on October 11, 2013 · 16 comments

in 1950s,Vintage Sewing

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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PepperReed October 11, 2013 at 7:29 am

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

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Camille Cafekam October 11, 2013 at 7:42 am

Very hyptnotic. I love it !!

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Kate October 11, 2013 at 8:23 am

Love! That fabric and the execution, just gorgeous!

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datura October 11, 2013 at 9:44 am

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

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PinhouseP October 11, 2013 at 10:05 am

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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Anonymous October 11, 2013 at 10:12 am

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

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Draped in Cloudlets October 11, 2013 at 1:16 pm

I love this dress so much!

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foamofdays October 11, 2013 at 4:41 pm

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

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Cal October 11, 2013 at 4:48 pm

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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waterbear October 11, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Wow! Stupendous stripes! Looks outstanding on you!

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Sue C October 11, 2013 at 9:29 pm

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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Camelia Crinoline October 11, 2013 at 11:27 pm

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

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Catherine Alekna October 13, 2013 at 7:00 am

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

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Honora October 13, 2013 at 3:44 pm

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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Michelle Handyside October 14, 2013 at 6:50 am

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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Kelina October 20, 2013 at 11:53 am

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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