My First Dress - 100% Hand sewn

Added Feb 7, 2012

by buddingnatur...

Melbourne, Austr...

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Description

My first dress was made out of a vintage English bedsheet that I’d been using as a make-shift draft stopper. The centre of the bedsheet was all worn and faded so I used the four corners for my pattern pieces and made a chevron effect. The pattern I used was vintage Simplicity 7683 which I got for $4 from allsfairyvintage on Etsy. I used hand-me down polyester thread and needles from an old sewing kit and sewed the whole dress by hand. It took me about a week. I used a vintage covered button kit for the front placket.
Making this dress was a labour of love that and I proved to myself that I really wanted to sew my own clothes and this sewing this wasn’t just a passing phase. So I saved up and bought a sewing machine and have never looked back since.

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Material Notes

Vintage cotton bedsheet
Vintage covered button kit
Simplicity 7683

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer, Spring
For
Women
Style
Vintage
Material
Cotton

Credits

VIntage pattern from allsfairyvintage
Covered buttons from BabylonSisters

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    Feb 10, 2012, 08.40 AMby buddingnaturalist

    Yea it was bit slow but unlike machine sewing you can actually have conversations while doing it so it was quite agreeable… =)

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    Feb 7, 2012, 10.52 AMby Rikamekko

    You did hand all stitch?Great!The fabric is fabulous,too!

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