Clastic Peter Pan collar dress – refashion

by Claire Cooper on February 28, 2014 · 9 comments

in Vintage Sewing

I made this dress from a rather large shift dress. It’s a self drafted bodice with retro styling paired with Gertie’s Pencil skirt from her book.

The fabric is satin backed crepe. It’s a lovely dress to wear and feels silky smooth.

Bodice detail

Bodice detail


More details over on my blog – ragbagsandgladrags

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Hanne February 28, 2014 at 1:30 pm

It’s very nice! It looks great on as well!


Dilly February 28, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Wow, that is lovely!


Eliza Brown February 28, 2014 at 6:21 pm

What an amazing dress!! I love that the bodice is self drafted. Fantastic!! X


Louise March 1, 2014 at 2:41 am

Oh wow that is gorgeous! Have you got a before pic?xx


Claire Cooper March 2, 2014 at 2:17 am

Louise, I have a before photo on my blog but it’s very blurry.


Catherine Alekna March 1, 2014 at 7:17 am

very cute! i love your variation. the collar, trim and buttons make it very 60s!


EmSewCrazy March 1, 2014 at 9:25 am

Lovely, I like the clean lines and how the simplicity makes everything pop!


Claire Cooper March 2, 2014 at 2:18 am

Thanks everyone for your comments, my daughter wants one like this now.


Snowma March 5, 2014 at 1:43 am

Nice job!


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