1950s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

Blue Bow Dress (Simplicity 1207)

July 8, 2015

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Hi everyone, I wanted to share one of my recent (well, not too recent) makes with all of my fellow vintage sewing lovers. I’m calling this one the blue bow dress and I made it with one of my favorite vintage patterns: Simplicity 1207, from 1955 (see below).

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The most challenging part about making this dress was definitely the piping on the yoke and sewing the area together properly- I think I ripped it out and started over about three times!

IMG_0523The fabric is a light blue chambray-type cotton which is really nice for a lightweight summer dress. I debated about lining it but ultimately opted not to. The bows are black grosgrain ribbon and I finished the edges off with some fray block.

I actually wore this dress for our engagement photos, which we took at Disneyland. Here’s my favorite one:

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If you’d like to see more photos and info, here’s my post on my blog, Mint Green Sewing Machine.

-Melissa

  1. Beautiful! We, too, got engaged at Disneyland, though in Paris in 2000.
    It’s a wonderful memory.
    I live two hours north of Disneyland and we have APs. Maybe I’ll see you there sometime!

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