Calico Apron Dress

Added Jun 15, 2010

by missdandy

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I used McCall’s 5514 (copyright 1975) to make this dress. Yes – I am perpetually stuck in the 1970s! :) The calico cotton fabric with the tiny cherries and daisies is also vintage. After much debate, I decided to add the pockets – I usually leave pockets off – and I’ve ended up loving them! This took about 5 hours from start to finish to complete. I think this dress will make a smooth transition from summer to fall as a layering piece to wear over long sleeved tops and tights. For more info about the making of this dress, please visit the Miss Dandy Blog @ www.missdandy77.blogspot.com.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Jul 27, 2010, 05.21 PMby lonestarcasie

    So cute. I am stealing all your ideas. Love your aesthetic.

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      Jul 28, 2010, 04.31 AMby missdandy

      Cool – thanks! :)

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    Jun 19, 2010, 06.44 AMby nookie

    the pockets are the best part but i do love a pair of big pockets

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    Jun 15, 2010, 07.24 PMby carottesauvage

    Really cool. I am not too keen on printed fabrics but this one is lush!

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      Jun 16, 2010, 11.44 PMby missdandy

      Thank you! I think the fabric is from the early 1970s…wish I had more!

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    Jun 15, 2010, 01.33 PMby tinybows

    Love the contrast of the brown and white, this dress rocks! I really want to hunt down that pattern, its absolutely magical.

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      Jun 16, 2010, 11.42 PMby missdandy

      Thank you! I’ve been collecting vintage patterns for years and had never seen this pattern before. I’m always looking for unusual 1970s era patterns!

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    Jun 15, 2010, 08.36 AMby susanne2011

    Cute! Love the vintage feel and the nice fabric!

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      Jun 16, 2010, 11.43 PMby missdandy

      Thanks so much!

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