A house dress for mum

Added Apr 29, 2012

by buddingnatur...

Melbourne, Austr...

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Description

My mum recently celebrated her 60th birthday. I thought this special occasion should warrant a special hand made house dress so I used a vintage Kwik Sew 873 pattern and two co-ordinating cotton fabrics (the light blue one is Lizzy House and the darker blue is a vintage screenprinted remnant I bought on Etsy last year) to whip up this beauty. I also used a matching vintage invisible zipper from my stash.
I really, really like this pattern (I bought it to make something for mum but I might actually end up making something for myself someday..). I made version A (but I have a pin tuck foot now so version B is a distinct possibility). My mum received it (nearly a month after I sent it) and absolutely loved it, so I’m quite happy about this pattern overall!
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Material Notes

Kwik Sew 873 from pinksvintagepatterns on etsy
3.9 metres of cotton fabric and 0.7 m of contrast fabric for the front inset.
One vintage invisible zipper
Gutterman poly thread
Universal needle, invisible zipper foot, regular foot and blind hemming foot
Brother NS-20 sewing machine

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Winter, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Other
Style
Classic, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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  • Ulli_large

    Jul 12, 2012, 05.58 AMby leokadia

    nice idea, a dress to sew for mama :-)

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    Apr 29, 2012, 10.55 PMby sophienissirios

    That is gorgeous. Love the fabric choice. :-)

  • 20596winter_20fairy_large

    Apr 29, 2012, 09.43 AMby sewingfan1

    Lucky mum! Gorgeous choice of fabrics

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