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peachy pink dress

Added May 27, 2013


Southend On Sea,...






Pattern Butterick B4443, dress C, size 22. Made from a 1950s/60s curtains, don’t know what the fabric is but it has a nice weight to it and it only cost me £2.50 from the charity shop. As the fabric was only 35inches wide and there wasn’t a lot of it, I had to have a centre seam on the skirt part. I put in an invisible zip and made a belt and bag to match Only thing left to do is hem it. An easy pattern to make and it came out ok.
I made a petticoat for underneath from 5 metres of organza Which I was given for free and 18 metres of ribbon. I used the technique from, best website I found for making your petticoat.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bridal, Evening Wear

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    Jun 1, 2013, 03.23 PMby ceejay1344

    Very pretty dress. It is a great fit too. Good Job!

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    May 27, 2013, 09.59 PMby Mary Athey

    fabulous dress and its lovely on you. i love the fabric and for £2.50 you got an absolute bargain. i love charity shops and car boot sales to. i got a fab vintage sewing machine on sat for £20. whoever had it looked after it as its incredible. x

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      May 29, 2013, 07.31 PMby SENEBO

      Thank you I love a bargain. did you get an old singer machine? their lovely

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      May 29, 2013, 10.58 PMby Mary Athey

      hi, this time i got a neechi 544 machine, i near died when i took the case of!! it was in fab condition. it had the manuel all the feet does embroidary, came with all the attachments and the bulb worked. i went online and read up on it and its one of the last ones necchi made. and was one of the best italian machines. i swear it purrs when sewing lol. it looks beautiful as well i have a vintage singer as well,. i got it for £ 15 and its gorgeous. i’ll pop my machines on my next post. prob to.morrow.oh and i checked the necchi out on ebay and the same one was buy now for £120 plus £12 p@p. bargain eh xx

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    May 27, 2013, 09.29 PMby kisses

    Lovely dress and the curtain fabric look so rich

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      May 29, 2013, 07.30 PMby SENEBO

      Thanks, It is nice fabric and looks good when the light hits it.

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    May 27, 2013, 09.24 PMby debrarae

    What a beautiful dress! It looks fantastic on you.

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      May 29, 2013, 07.28 PMby SENEBO

      Thank you:)

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