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pretty as you feel dress

Added Jun 22, 2010

by tinybows

Philadelphia, Pe...






I actually stayed up until 3 am last night working on this particular dress. I saw this fabric at Karlin’s Fabrics in Philly and knew that it would make the most perfect 60s inspired dress. I was looking through my vintage patterns but really wasn’t seeing what I was envisioning for this particular fabric. So, I used the bodice pattern from a vintage Butterick #6624 that came in three front pieces that were stitched together. The pattern called for a strange pleated skirt, but I opted to freehand it, cutting rectangles and then gathering then and attaching them to the bodice. For an extra retro feel, I attached a bow in the front.

I really like how it turned out!




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Vintage
Blends, Knits/Jersey

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    Feb 12, 2012, 07.16 AMby bernieandi

    The bow is the perfect size and I adore the style and colour. Makes me smile.

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    Jun 22, 2010, 10.06 PMby lilybart

    How fabulous!!! I love love love the fabric and the colour is gorgeous! The bow makes it totally perfect.

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      Jun 23, 2010, 03.20 AMby tinybows

      It’s funny, but I was totally thinking of you and some of your things that inspired me in the past when I made this. So, thanks for the inspiration :)

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    Jun 22, 2010, 04.58 PMby emilief

    really lovely!

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