1940s | 1950s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

Horrockses vintage dress

December 11, 2012

Good morning 🙂

I made this vintage Butterick dress a little while back. Thought you might like to see it as the fabric is Horrockses, from the V & A.


It was pretty straight forward – although I literally had to squeeze the waist ties out of the last bits of fabric and do pleats instead of gathers to make it work.. that’ll teach me to not buy enough! 🙂


All in all though, I was happy with the results and love the fabric!

I look forward to seeing more of your creations soon… what are you making?

If you want to see more of my projects.. or tutorials.. pop over to my blog www.lucylovesya.com

Lucy xx

  1. So lovely fabric, I’ve bought one of these when I’ve went in London two years
    Ago. The museum is a tiresome to find some beautiful fabrics!
    Your dress is beautiful

  2. I LOVE that fabric and wish I could get hold of some – I have the book about the history of Horrockses, and it features a photo of one of their dresses in that fabric. You can’t get floral stripes any more.

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