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1940's Gingham Summer Frock

Added Aug 1, 2011

by missjanee

Pine Bush, New Y...






Made with light gingham cotton and rick-rack. Made from Vogue’s 8728. Very easy and quick, I had absolutely no trouble making this pattern. I omitted the neck facing and the plackets and did a zipper instead. Shoulders needed to be taken up since I went without shoulder pads and of course the hem was a bit too long. Generally I don’t like rick rack but it went well at the bottom so I added it. Visit my blog Vintage Bobbin

Material Notes

Gingham, rickrack, 9 inch zipper.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Romantic, Vintage

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    Jul 10, 2012, 11.10 AMby leokadia

    this is a very pretty dress and the color is very good to you to face.

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    Aug 4, 2011, 12.28 AMby trploceanmoon

    You look like you should have blue birds flying all about you, and little bunnies at your feet! :-) you look as pretty as a princess! Very cute and classic dress. Nice job. (PS-NICE spot to take a picture!! where is this exactly??)

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    Aug 3, 2011, 02.01 PMby elegantmusings

    I know I already told you this, but I just love the gingham!!!! :)

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    Aug 2, 2011, 05.11 PMby taracat

    So pretty. You have inspired me to track this pattern down – it is very similar to a dress I bought about ten years ago and have worn to death.

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    Aug 2, 2011, 03.19 PMby yolandac8

    Looks beautiful and really confortable!!!

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    Aug 2, 2011, 10.19 AMby erin

    Sooo beautiful, well done!

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    Aug 1, 2011, 03.49 PMby Pepper Toast

    Really lovely dress. This is a nice pattern.

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    Aug 1, 2011, 03.41 PMby salvia

    This is really cute. I like your fabric choice. Now I am inspired to make this pattern again.

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    Aug 1, 2011, 03.17 PMby tirrs


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