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Last Summer Dress

Added Sep 12, 2010

by laceumbrella

London, United K...






I used Simplicity 2591 view B for this dress. As everyone else who’s made this pattern has said the pockets are great!

I decided to go for a hand-finished lapped zip which was well worth the effort. I think it goes well with the vintage style of the dress.

Material Notes

This dress is made from a pair of curtains I picked up in a charity shop. I think it’s 100% cotton. I love the flowers!




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    Mar 31, 2014, 05.24 PMby Emily Smith

    How do I get this pattern?

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    Sep 18, 2010, 11.14 AMby hand-quilter

    I love love love this dress! You have done such a great job on it! I will keep my eye out for this pattern :-)

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    Sep 16, 2010, 01.01 AMby chillwear

    Love it, I have this pattern, will have to make this.

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    Sep 13, 2010, 03.32 PMby rojoflores

    Wonderful job. The print the style, just right!

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    Sep 13, 2010, 09.42 AMby hamble

    Wow, this dress is really special. Gotta love those vintage fabrics :) Well done, it’s fabulous!

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    Sep 12, 2010, 09.03 PMby laurwyn

    The fabric is gorgeous! And it feels good when there is still a little bit of sun to walk in. I love the pattern, especially the princess cut of the top.

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    Sep 12, 2010, 08.25 PMby reneebies

    beautiful pictures

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    Sep 12, 2010, 07.42 PMby michelleiswell

    I think that this is so summery and fresh!!

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    Sep 12, 2010, 06.30 PMby puffling

    I wouldn’t have looked at that pattern twice because the fabric choices on the envelope were kind of drab. Yours is much more appropriate for the dress. Perfect!

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    Sep 12, 2010, 04.48 PMby integerclub

    This dress is lovely, especially with the pockets! I love that you found such an amazing fabric in the charity shop!

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    Sep 12, 2010, 03.11 PMby iroiro

    This is really beautiful, and the floral print is lovely. I love fabric finds in charity shops! And those pockets really are great!

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    Sep 12, 2010, 01.36 PMby isilvia

    So nice dress!

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    Sep 12, 2010, 01.34 PMby misslove

    this will be a great winter dress pattern in grey wool with shirt, tights and some cute courts….hmmmmmm grey wool fabric,Ebay!

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    Sep 12, 2010, 01.32 PMby sallyy

    beautiful dress and fabric,hope you get some end of summer sun to wear it

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    Sep 12, 2010, 01.08 PMby sabzarap

    Wow, lovely fabric and machs perfect with the style of pattern!

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    Sep 12, 2010, 10.45 AMby Nessa *

    Beautiful – clean, simple, elegant and 50’s!

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    Sep 12, 2010, 10.29 AMby cathysews

    Really gorgeous… i also love the pockets, might have to get this pattern!

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    Sep 12, 2010, 10.24 AMby asperge11

    omg i love the flowers too :)

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