1950s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

The Novel Cover Dress

May 6, 2013

Hello again! Melissa here. Today I’m sharing a dress I actually made last summer. I was inspired by a dress from the cover of a 1950’s detective novel I came across. I loved it so much I decided to re-create it for myself. Here’s the inspiration:

The dress is made from a cotton broadcloth with white bias tape details. I cobbled together a couple of different patterns I had to get the right shape. It’s not exactly the same but I’m really happy with how it turned out!

Thanks for looking! You can check out some more details and pictures here on my blog, Mint Green Sewing Machine.


  1. What an inspired idea and how clever of you!!! Your dress is absolutely gorgeous and so similar to the one on the cover…love it!

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