Oh, and the Blues!

Added May 9, 2011

by alazycalm

Huntsville, Alab...

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Description

Dainty blue cotton dress made up from a vintage Simplicity pattern (6193) from my Gran’s stash. The fabric has sort of a berry-ish pattern on it and it’s quite light and airy. It sewed up quickly and easily except that I had to take it in quite a bit and I didn’t alter the collar right the first time and I just BARELY had enough fabric for a second go – whew! It almost had no collar! :)
Note: please pardon the bad hair day – ha! I couldn’t wait to take photos; it was such a pretty day!

Material Notes

Blue, patterned cotton. Invisible zipper. Hook and Eye closure on collar.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Jun 14, 2011, 11.21 AMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Very nice dress – one that could be made a few times I recon. Good job.

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    May 13, 2011, 09.52 AMby wonderlandalys

    Wow! This dress looks so comfy, not to mention really cute. I love it.

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    May 13, 2011, 05.49 AMby violetta089

    The dress is so pretty! And you did a fantastic job with the fitting!

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    May 12, 2011, 11.41 PMby sarsaparilla

    Gorgeous dress! I really love the colour of the fabric you chose :)

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      May 13, 2011, 03.27 AMby alazycalm

      Thank you so much – I have a weakness for that kind of dusty deep blue… AND it was on sale for $1/yard at the amazing Sir’s Fabrics store in TN!

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    May 12, 2011, 06.58 PMby dejanu

    I love it. It looks so pretty on you too. Great pictuers :) I also have a great collection of vintage dress patterns. But I haven’t been daring enough to try one yet. Thanks for the inspiration!

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      May 13, 2011, 03.26 AMby alazycalm

      Oh, do! This one was very easy to follow – good explanations/drawings. Can’t wait to see what you do!

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    May 12, 2011, 03.24 PMby lischen

    I love the puffy sleeves! very nice and clean cut – thumbs up!

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      May 13, 2011, 03.25 AMby alazycalm

      Thanks!! They’re my first set-in sleeves, so I was very nervous putting them in… one is a tiny bit off, but it’s not in a noticeable place, so no one needs to know, right??? :)

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    May 12, 2011, 01.36 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    The photos are fun…I can see that you and the photog had fun with the denim and the blues theme. Not sure I would dig in the garden with such a pretty dress on, but it’s a great shot. And no, I have no denim colored towels in my collection.

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      May 13, 2011, 03.24 AMby alazycalm

      Hee – thanks! The photog is my husband. The towels are my mother-in-law’s. We were making her a garden for mother’s day… um, I didn’t actually do any of the work in the dress, though! ;)

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    May 12, 2011, 12.58 PMby margaretchandler

    Simply darling! I have been on the hunt for a sweet little dress pattern that didn’t fall into the “New Look” category, and this could be it! You are so lucky to have a sewing gran with a stash to peruse :)

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    May 10, 2011, 07.12 PMby Jodi Wade

    So very pretty!

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      May 13, 2011, 03.47 AMby alazycalm

      Aw, you’re so very kind – thanks! :)

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    May 10, 2011, 11.48 AMby erica-penton

    Lovely!

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    May 10, 2011, 08.51 AMby olystyrene

    Gardening in stockings?? Why I never! :) Very cute dress, well done!

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      May 13, 2011, 03.39 AMby alazycalm

      You never?! Why, maybe you should!! ;) Thanks!

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    May 9, 2011, 09.25 AMby nettevivante

    so beautiful! i love it and don’t you worry about your hair! :)

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    May 9, 2011, 07.35 AMby lila-1

    gorgeous colour, gorgeous collar :)

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    May 9, 2011, 06.05 AMby lennert

    Beautiful! It looks lovely on you…

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    May 9, 2011, 05.30 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    lovely! very nice and well made dress and it suits you (no matter what hair-day may be) very very well!

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      May 9, 2011, 11.02 AMby alazycalm

      Hee – many thanks!!! :)

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    May 9, 2011, 03.46 AMby emily-marie

    really adorable! looks like it suits you perfectly.

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    May 9, 2011, 03.39 AMby juebejue

    oh so so pretty! may i know the pattern number? I want one too!

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