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).
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!
The 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: