Violets are Blue and Purple Birthday Dress

by Emilys Vintage Visions on June 27, 2014 · 4 comments

in 1950s,1960s

Another finished project to share with you today. This the dress I made for my birthday last month. I call this my “Violets are Blue and Purple Birthday Dress.”

The dress was made from two different vintage patterns. The bodice from McCall’s 8949 (1950s) and the skirt from McCall’s 5812 (1960s).

The fabric came from my mom’s sewing stash. It had some light staining, probably from storage, which mostly came out in the wash. The marks were difficult to cut around but are not all that noticeable on the finished dress. I also had a limited amount of fabric so matching the print was a bit of a challenge. Overall I’m very happy with it and really enjoyed having something fun and pretty to wear for my birthday. :)

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My name is Emily. I have always loved vintage and historic fashions. My main focus is the 18th century but I love the classy look of the 1920s, through the 1950s. I enjoy researching, collecting, and creating historic and vintage clothing just for fun. Any excuse to get dressed up is fine with me! My Blog - Emily's Vintage Visions

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PepperReed June 27, 2014 at 9:14 am

Lovely! Good Job!


Erika C June 27, 2014 at 9:28 am

Good job matching the print, and on the dress in general!


Vintager June 27, 2014 at 10:19 pm

The fabric choice is great with the pattern!


Linda Ruiz June 28, 2014 at 7:21 pm

Love your dress. I just finished the same dress. Love this pattern! I love the bolero, but I didn’t make it either because the neckline is so pretty, I didn’t want to cover it up.


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