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1970s Floral Brushstrokes Dress

Added Jan 13, 2011

by missdandy

Hickory, North C...

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Description

I used Butterick #4393 (a 1970s Jane Tise “Young Designer” pattern) to make this dress which has front and back yokes, a casual, flared silhouette and 3/4 length puffy sleeves. I was really lucky to find the vintage “floral brushstrokes” print cotton fabric at a local thrift for a mere $2.00 a yard! Although it has a very loose and unstructured fit, this was quite complicated to make due to the self-lined yokes, puffy sleeves (TONS of gathering involved), side seam pockets and topstitching. The construction definitely put many of my sewing skills to good use!

Material Notes

I used grey cotton shirting for the yokes, collar, front tab and cuffs. The sleeves and body are made from lovely vintage 1960s “floral brushstrokes” print cotton that I at a local thrift store for a mere $2.00!

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bohemian, Casual, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Cotton, Shirting

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  • Missing

    May 30, 2011, 02.11 AMby Lisette O

    I’m really disappointed now that I passed up this pattern awhile ago. Of course, you rock every 1970s pattern you make, whether or not it would look good on me!

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    Mar 4, 2011, 10.35 AMby baroness

    just had a closer look and just have to add… BEAUTIFUL stitching!!!

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    Mar 4, 2011, 10.21 AMby baroness

    i love this. not many people can pull this silhouette off, but you do!

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    Feb 8, 2011, 10.30 PMby saylavie

    i dig that pattern! nice dress.

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    Jan 14, 2011, 12.35 AMby sewobsessed

    I love love this dress. I would wear it all of the time. If I looked at that pattern I am not sure that I would see how cute it would turn out! Great job!

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    Jan 13, 2011, 11.48 PMby sewobsessed

    I love love this dress. I would wear it all of the time. If I looked at that pattern I am not sure that I would see how cute it would turn out! Great job!

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      Jan 14, 2011, 01.53 AMby missdandy

      Thank you very much! :)

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    Jan 13, 2011, 11.01 PMby momof11

    Nice! I’m wondering how that style would look belted….

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      Jan 14, 2011, 01.52 AMby missdandy

      Thanks! I’m considering making an Obi belt from the contrasting grey fabric so I can try that!

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    Jan 13, 2011, 07.53 PMby holasoylulu

    so nice!!!!

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      Jan 13, 2011, 09.31 PMby missdandy

      Thank you!

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    Jan 13, 2011, 05.33 PMby niña blanca

    Very nice job! I like it very much!

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      Jan 13, 2011, 09.31 PMby missdandy

      Thanks so much!

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    Jan 13, 2011, 05.16 PMby mynameisdavid

    I looove this! So chic!

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      Jan 13, 2011, 09.32 PMby missdandy

      I appreciate your kind words – Thank you!

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    Jan 13, 2011, 02.11 PMby carottesauvage

    Gorgeous! i love the collar construction, and the fabric match!

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      Jan 13, 2011, 09.35 PMby missdandy

      This means a lot coming from you – your clothing construction is always so lovely! Thank you very much!

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      Jan 14, 2011, 03.05 AMby carottesauvage

      Good taste is the one thing-the most important one. Skill is the next step, which is not so complicated in the end, well that’s what I think?

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      Jan 14, 2011, 03.25 AMby missdandy

      So true!

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    Jan 13, 2011, 01.22 PMby aggelicat .)

    gorgeous and great work!!

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      Jan 13, 2011, 09.34 PMby missdandy

      Awwww – Thanks so much!

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    Jan 13, 2011, 02.51 AMby lunatepetal

    lovely! loving the jean + floral combo!!

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      Jan 13, 2011, 09.33 PMby missdandy

      It’s always nice when two pieces of fabric that you’ve had stashed away forever finally meet up and end up making a great match! Thanks!

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    Jan 13, 2011, 01.27 AMby reneebies

    You look so good in this!!

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      Jan 13, 2011, 09.31 PMby missdandy

      How nice – Thank you! :)

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