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Mad Men 1950's Retro Dress

Added Feb 1, 2012

by chillwear

Cameron Park, Ca...






The pattern is reprint 1950’s retro Simplicity 3673. Decided to have a little fun with it by using three different fabrics from my fabric stash wall. It all seemed to work out, I think. Easy & fun dress to make, lots of variations that could be done with this pattern.

Material Notes

Yellow linen blend, cotton print & wool blend for the contrast waist bow.




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    Mar 17, 2013, 09.52 AMby Marisol Castañeda

    OMG I want one or two or three!!!!!

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    Sep 3, 2012, 05.11 AMby nikkihuffman

    I love the top print, the overall color combination, and the silhouette.

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    Jul 17, 2012, 12.47 AMby bethmaryharley

    This is so cute! And I LOVE the fabric! :)

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    Feb 4, 2012, 02.05 PMby 1sewingprincess

    What a lovely dress and color combination. The result is perfect!

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    Feb 2, 2012, 10.39 PMby barmaglot

    Nice dress! love the fabric combination..

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    Feb 2, 2012, 10.33 PMby carmenhf

    Nice work! I love fifties stuff too…

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    Feb 2, 2012, 04.45 PMby Ruth Meiland

    Love youre dress!! Great Job!!

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    Feb 2, 2012, 03.15 PMby Ruth Meiland

    Love youre dress!! Great Job!!

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    Feb 2, 2012, 02.39 PMby libbysharf

    Beautiful!! I love the fabric combination

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    Feb 2, 2012, 09.48 AMby pambox

    Right, I need to buy this pattern. I’ve seen it but it didn’t really excite me. Going by how amazing this is I was obviously wrong.

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    Feb 2, 2012, 09.34 AMby joost52

    I love the silhouette of this dress, really classy. Good job :)

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    Feb 2, 2012, 06.02 AMby CationDesigns

    I just bought this pattern and LOVE what you’ve done with the fabric choices! I would never have thought of that; I might have to steal this idea! Beautiful work!

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    Feb 2, 2012, 03.23 AMby elisana

    awesome! i’m in love with your dress :)

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    Feb 2, 2012, 12.24 AMby jennyrecorder

    Beautiful, can you breathe when it’s on?!!!

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      Feb 2, 2012, 12.43 AMby chillwear

      Yes I can breath when it’s on :-). it has six darts across front & back. The dress has a nice flattering fit.

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    Feb 1, 2012, 11.53 PMby blueartisan

    very nice, I have that pattern and sometimes I worry it is a bit over the top ‘girlie’ but these fabric bring it down a bit without losing the style. Might have to have a hunt through my stash too!

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    Feb 1, 2012, 10.04 PMby sophienissirios

    Great dress and love how you matched the different fabrics :-)

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    Feb 1, 2012, 09.11 PMby makelounge

    very pretty dress. I love the colours!

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    Feb 1, 2012, 09.10 PMby G-A-

    I love it. The fabrics are gorgeous and the dress is wonderful.

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    Feb 1, 2012, 09.05 PMby mollykatherine

    So pretty!

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