Vintage Sewing

Vintage Barkcloth Peony

June 16, 2013

Hey guys I recently came across some beautiful vintage barkcloth from a local antique store, pictured below.

I only had 2 metres of the grey fabric on the right and managed to squeeze out a Colette Peony from it!

Here it is made up –

And the back


I know it’s not a vintage pattern but thought you guys might like to see the pretty fabric made into a dress. I haven’t decided what to make with the green and coral fabric yet, but there’s 3 metres of it so I have a lot more options!

Thanks for looking 🙂

  1. Its a gorgeous dress none the less and looks lovely against the garden.
    Congrats on the vintage store find. I can never seem to find anything more that 1 meter at the opp shops.
    Great work!

  2. I’m in love with your dress! I adore vintage fabrics! I tend to use modern patterns with my vintage fabrics, that way nothing feels too dated. You look lovely 🙂

  3. I love it! I ticks all the vintage dress boxes for me, I love the neck line, it has to be one of my favourite cuts.

    And the front panel pleats, such a great touch, you’ve made a nice job of it, so cool to be able to make something work with so little fabric!

    Thanks for sharing.

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