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Picnic Me! Dress

Added Jul 8, 2013

by kristensaurus

., Delaware, Uni...






I found this ah-mazing 50’s/early 60’s (undated, Simplicity 4986) pattern in Goodwill, which was unfortunately in a $6 bag full of hideous 90s patterns XD. It was a size too small, but being a wrap dress, worked out perfectly! (I’ll admit, instead of facing the armholes and hemming the bottom, I serged them. But, shhh.)

I really wanted to find a pretty floral print, but settled for this out of impatience… we just don’t have good fabric stores in this tiny state. The pattern was a dream to follow, and I will definitely be making it again, once I find the perfect fabric.

Material Notes





Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Vintage

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    Nov 15, 2013, 02.26 PMby SassyT

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    Jul 16, 2013, 04.09 PMby gishmi1ish

    I honestly can’t imagine any fabric being cuter than the one you used, but I’m looking forward to being convinced otherwise! :D You should come visit Philly sometime! Depending on where you are in DE, it’s not a far trip, & we’ve got ourselves a super-cool “Fabric Row” on 4th St. (Besides which, you seem nice— I would totally put you up for the night in exchange for a chance to see that fabulous dress in person!)

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      Jul 17, 2013, 08.12 PMby kristensaurus

      Aw you’re too sweet! I’ve definitely thought about coming to 4th Street before. My gentleman friend and I take day trips to Philly once every couple of months; I’ll have to venture there again, soon!

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    Jul 11, 2013, 03.46 PMby MandieW

    Your piece is in this month’s trend gallery!

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      Jul 15, 2013, 12.00 PMby kristensaurus

      Oh my gosh! How exciting!

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    Jul 8, 2013, 09.26 PMby endorphinzlp

    Its Adorable! I <3 it!!

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    Jul 8, 2013, 08.54 PMby kisses

    Beautiful and it is perfect for the style.

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    Jul 8, 2013, 07.24 PMby SassyT

    Lovely. Saved to go on my Sassy Sewing Bees page in due course.

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    Jul 8, 2013, 07.24 PMby bjr99

    Beautiful dress. I think you already found the perfect fabric!

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      Jul 8, 2013, 07.36 PMby kristensaurus

      Thanks! I like this fabric too, I just had another vision :P It’s frustrating living in a small place sometimes haha

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    Jul 8, 2013, 05.05 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress and it’s lovely on you x

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    Jul 8, 2013, 04.52 PMby cathysews

    I really love this…….a great dress.

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