Hi pinups! This dress is the perfect vintage Valentine’s Day dress, which I’ll certainly be rocking well into the Summer. I’ve been keeping an eye on this vintage 1950s Simplicity 1459 pattern for a while as I’m a sucker for a shirt dress, especially a vintage one! So in collaboration with online haberdashery Weaver Dee it felt like the perfect time to try it, paired with a classic floral cotton for a true retro vibe.
Sewing time: I spent two afternoons on this.
Modifications: Added 3 buttons instead of 2, and I used a concealed zip instead of a lapped zipper
Fit: Perfect! I know, I’m surprised too.
Difficulty: Straightforward. I was pleasantly surprised at how simply this came together (ignoring my stupid mistake!). I’d also recommend this for adventurous beginners.
Watch out for: Don’t forget to sew the collar points properly like me!
Make again?: Yes!
For my full review & images, check out my blog The Crafty Pinup.