Vintage Sewing

Stepford Wife….

July 21, 2007

…but without the husband, kids or the suburbs.

I finished this dress last week, but since it decided to be grey and rainy, I only got a chance to take pictures today. This is the first actual vintage pattern (as opposed to a re-issued one) that I’ve sewn and I’m super happy with how it turned out. It’s a Simplicity half-size pattern, so I had to adjust it slightly to fit my measurements, but other than that, everything went smoothly.

Here’s a close up of the front:

I wish I had a picture of the pattern, but it seems to have been hidden by my apartment’s pattern gnomes. I’m wearing a crinoline and my skirt is still nowhere as big as the pattern drawing.

P.S. A couple of the comments asked about the fabric: It’s a double sizes bed sheet I found at a thrift store. (Wayyyyyy cheaper than buying 4-5 meters of fabric at a regular store.) It was large enough to cut out the dress in the short sleeved option and I had enough left over to make some handkerchiefs and appliques.

  1. WOW,
    I liked your works.I’m addicted to sew as my hobby for myself and my daughters.But I thought noone knew how to sew and saved some pictures as drafts.I sewed pants,skirts,
    blouses,jackets and night dresses for my daughters after I had retired – learned most by mayself
    REALLY fun…

  2. this is so cute! I like your title! my mom just gave me the original book the Stepford wives…
    the fabric reminds me of a dress I had when I was 5! I loved that dress! now I have to go dig up the photo.

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