1960s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

The Color of Falling Leaves

By on October 21, 2011

Just because the weather is warm does not mean a fall color palette cannot be enjoyed!  This is the ideal dress for the strange between-seasons weather we are experiencing in California.  It is a comfortably cool seersucker for the warm temperatures, but the colors are definitely inspired by an autumn day.

The dress looks quite a bit different from the original vintage pattern I used – McCalls 6758.

The contrasting cotton was used out of necessity (it turns out they were not kidding about the yardage requirements), but I ended up with a dress that I truly love, and one that is much more interesting than my original vision.

More pictures may be found over at my blog, Lilacs & Lace.

 

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