polka-dotted dream-land

Added Feb 3, 2011

by sweetharte

Toronto, Canada

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Description

i went through a distinct rockabilly phase, back when my hair was bettie page black. this is a very simple shirt dress made from McCall’s 4769 and a black and white polka dotted cotton print. it has a button up front, a seam at the waist and darts on the bodice. I made the skirt a little fuller than the pattern dictated, and added in a peter pan collar with a pearl piping that really gives it a little something extra around the face. in these pictures i’m wearing a vintage red crinoline underneath, adding a pop of colour to my otherwise colourless pallet. very cute dress, but these days i just don’t feel so into the whole rockabilly scene. i still wear it on occassion…

Material Notes

cotton cotton cotton. comfortable, convenient, cool. some kind of bamboo or linen would work just as good.

Difficulty

Novice

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Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Nov 10, 2012, 04.45 AMby anabella68

    love all ur work!!!

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    Feb 5, 2011, 04.13 PMby frkbustad

    Great photos! The dress is super cute!

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    Feb 5, 2011, 09.34 AMby lorelai1982

    Wonderful!

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    Feb 5, 2011, 05.10 AMby v-chan

    So poofy… Amazing!

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    Feb 3, 2011, 04.01 PMby Ankica Dujakovic

    So good!

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    Feb 3, 2011, 02.30 PMby kelepso

    Great!

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    Feb 3, 2011, 10.03 AMby sealtopaz

    It’s so beautiful, chic, feminine with a wink … Please, please, please, Tell me how you made the red skirt to give so much volume? Hope to hear from you soon … (With explanations and pattern’s?)

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      Feb 7, 2011, 04.22 PMby sweetharte

      hi! the shirt dress is McCall’s 4769, and the crinoline skirt is second hand vintage. i have made my own in the past, so if you’re looking to make one all you need is some patience for gathering a million strips of fabric, or a substantial investment in a ruffler attachment for your sewing machine. i have both.. ;)

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    Feb 3, 2011, 08.37 AMby amn-1

    I’t’s very fashionable

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    Feb 3, 2011, 04.22 AMby Testosterone

    When the mood strikes, WEAR IT!

    What a great ensemble. It shows verve and nerve!

    You do fashion full-tilt!!!

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