Vintage Sewing

Simplicity Summer Dresses

May 24, 2012

I finished both of these a while ago, but it took me ages to take the photos!

I used Simplicity 4491. I can’t recommend this pattern enough! It’s such a nice basic style, goes together fairly quickly and is so flattering.

Close up of the cherry blossom pattern, and hand-made belt (with vintage bakelite buckle).

I just noticed how similar the colors in these fabrics are!

This one is Simplicity 3945, it’s a wrap dress:

Generally I like this pattern, and I tend not to be all that crazy about wrap dresses. My only complaint is that is uses a lot of fabric (especially if you have a pattern to match up)!


  1. Okay, you and I must be psychic twins! Simplicity 3945 was the VERY FIRST vintage pattern I ever bought (and I still haven’t made it up, shame on me). AND I have a vintage Forties housedress made out of the exact same fabric you used for your second dress!

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