Summer dress

I used the bodice section from Simplicity 2442 for this dress but omitted the rouched layer on the midriff. The fabric was far too busy to add any more detail! The midriff really does give a flattering shape. It’s one of my favourite vintage-style features. The straps on this pattern curve inwards to create a [...]

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This dress was made from a re-released vintage Butterick pattern (#5605). I used a white and kelly green stripe cotton and wanted to play with the placement of the stripes. I made a chevron at the bust, placed stripes horizontally on the side gussets and tried to run the stripes vertically on the circle skirt, [...]

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I’ve made this summer dress from a Simplicity 7714 pattern from 1968. I’ve made some pattern adjustments around the neck. The fabric is from the States. I simply love it!! For more pictures come visit my blog: www.retro-couture.blogspot.com

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