1940s | 1950s

Mille Fleur and Mango Lassi

July 9, 2016

Hello everyone!

Even though I’m in the middle of my exams, I wanted to add to my (quite small actually) summer wardrobe. I love sewing with summer-y fabrics like cotton and rayon. It’s super easy, super fast, they’re not complicated in any way.

The first dress I’d made was done in about 8 hours. The pattern was super simple, I made it myself and simply drew it on the fabric. No fuss, maybe 10 seams in total, some elastic and pompoms 😀

DSC05171chYes I do look a little insane, but I guess that’s just my smiley-face xD Can’t help it^^


DSC05155chAt first I was unsure about the volant (or the “ruffle” at the top, I don’t know the exact word in English, sorry!) as it is quite far apart from my body and stands out a lot. In the end I decided to keep it.

The pockets are my favorite thing, haha 😀

For the second dress I decided to finally “sacrifice” my long herded mille fleur cotton fabric. I’m not sure where I found it exactly, but it’s not vintage and I only hat a little under 2 yards of it.

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take decent pictures as I was sick back then and the dress is currently in the washer :/

The top part is made from the Smooth Sailing Blouse from Wearing History and the skirt was made with a modern McCall pattern.

IMG_20160705_112831Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take decent pictures, but I did take detail photos! 😀



This dress isn’t lined (the yellow dress neither) but I’m glad I decided against it. Summer can be tough here even though we usually never get over 105°F . I’m simply not used to the heat I guess 😀 The mille fleur dress has a zipper in the left side seam and the white lace was handsown on by me. That’s why it’s totally wonky and askew in some places xD

I don’t really know what to add, so I’ll leave it at that.

I hope you like the dresses!

Greetings from Germany 🙂


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