Vintage Sewing

Lemon Tie Dress

May 18, 2011

Hi everyone! It’s been some time since I last posted, but I had been super busy with school! I’m finally out on vacation and am ready to sew all summer long!

I started on this dress sometime around the end of February and just got around to finishing it. I had some difficulties with the collar, so I kept putting it off.

To see more pictures and read more about the making of this dress, check out my blog, Through the Alley Vintage


  1. Oh, my! What an awesome dress! I love wrap dresses, anyway, but the little shawl collar and the skirt ruffle are nice touches!

  2. That print is just precious. It makes me think of lemonade, so it is the PERFECT summer dress. Love the shawl collar and the ruffles.

  3. Little Black Car: I love wrap dresses too! I think they're very Diane Von Furstenberg (: Many thanks!

    Miranda: Thank you! I absolutely fell in love with this Alexander Henry print and thought it almost perfectly matched the one on the pattern. I hadn't thought of lemonade! That's clever!

  4. Cute! I hope you're going to wear a petticoat underneath just like the models do on the pattern…

  5. Oh.My.Gosh.

    This has to be one of the best posts yet – that dress is *adorable*!!!

    I think this pattern will be my present when I lose my next 20 pounds. Ooooh yeah…


  6. MB@YarnUiPhoneApp: Thanks! I wouldn't mind wearing a petticoat, but Texas heat is pretty brutal!

    SewinDiva: Thanks!

    Nathan Strange: Aww! Thank you!!! That really means a lot!!! 😀 Good luck with the weight loss!

    puu: Thanks! Funny, the pattern is for a housecoat, so it's perfect! I just thought it would be fun to wear out (:

  7. While I'm fond of wrap dresses, I usually shudder at a ruffle. However, this pattern makes it work, and work beautifully! I'll now be on the hunt for my own copy, and hoping that mine turns out as nicely as yours has. Well done!

  8. Aww thank you!! I slightly panicked when I read the first sentence of your comment lol I'm glad you like it! I hope you find the pattern and that it turns out great!!

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