A vintage pattern mash up…. the red gingham dress.

by Mermaids Purse

in 1950s,1960s,Dresses,Vintage Sewing

I started this project nearly a year ago, hit a bit of a roadblock on account of ah, not quite know what I was doing!  I figured I’d just use the bodice from one pattern the skirt from another and well just put them together…  I made some adjustments, to accommodate the differences, but it was (not surprisingly) not quite so simple.

But this week, I tackled it, finished it, and I love it!  I have more photos on my blog, where I talk a bit more about this crazy project.  It’s looking like it will be a hot summer this year, while many of you are preparing for winter, I’m another sewer planning summer dresses.

 

 

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mod girl November 19, 2013 at 2:58 am

This is lovely. I love the matching headband.

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Siri Andersen November 19, 2013 at 3:43 am

It is adorable ;)

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Sharon Pickles November 19, 2013 at 4:47 am

Really pretty, I love it. Well done with persevering!

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Jordan November 19, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Nice job! Very pretty dress!

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Evie November 19, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Very cute!

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Deb November 20, 2013 at 1:05 am

Love it! Great job! Glad you stuck it out. :)

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Sarah November 20, 2013 at 12:37 pm

How cute is this? I love it!

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foamofdays November 20, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Gorgeous dress!

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Ange November 20, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Thanks everyone! I’m trying not to wear it everyday ! x

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BobbinBombshell November 25, 2013 at 11:43 am

I’m a huge fan of gingham! This dress is adorable!

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ooobop November 27, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Love, love, love. Especially the square neckline at the front… and the v at the back! And the hair band is the icing on the cake! :-)

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