Simplicity 2444: the ruby dress

by cawmags on February 9, 2014 · 2 comments

in 1950s,Vintage Sewing

A Burns’ night supper, some red taffeta in my stash and Simplicity 2444 in my unmade pattern pile; mix the three and what do you get a ruby dress.  I was pretty pleased with the result, but I made a really silly mistake.  I took half and inch from the shoulders rather than shortening the bodice, which meant the waist line rose and made everything a little tight!  Still it encourages me to sit up nice and straight.  More details on my blog ( – the link doesn’t seem to be working).





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Deb February 9, 2014 at 5:36 pm

You need to edit the link to include http:// at the beginning. :)

Lovely dress!


Maggie cawthorn February 10, 2014 at 2:24 am

Thanks Deb.


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