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Pretty Eyelets

Added Sep 30, 2013

by lauramae

Novato, Californ...






Simplicity 3224; ©1950; Misses’ and Women’s One-Piece Sunback Dress and Bolero: The sleeveless bodice has a wide square neckline which comes to a point at the center front. The straight skirt is cut in four sections. Short sleeves and a softly rolled collar with scalloped lapels are cut in one with the bolero. Style I dress has pockets concealed in the side seams. Top-stitching outlines the pockets. Saddle-stitching outlines the neck and the peplum-like flaps. Style II features a contrasting bolero.

Eyelet is a wonderful fabric, but it does present a few challenges. This time around, I decided to underline with a cream colored bemberg so the pretty eyelets would pop.

Using silk organza as a facing for the pocket pieces was another way to maintain the look of the eyelet holes.

There was not enough fabric to cut the neckline and armhole facings. Instead, I used a matching cotton to the neckline facing, and made my own bias binding for the armhole edges.

This pattern would make an excellent skirt, using the pockets and pocket flaps – I just need to find the right fabric! And I may have to make a more winter friendly version as well.

I am very pleased with this project, and especially proud of myself for putting it together without any instructions – all that vintage pattern experience really came in handy!

As always, more pictures may be found over on my blog, Lilacs & Lace.

Material Notes

*Cotton eyelet
*Bemberg Rayon




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Classic, Vintage

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    Oct 4, 2013, 09.11 AMby TwistedPoppy

    I have this pattern too, it looks beautiful made up, good job

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    Sep 30, 2013, 04.24 PMby Mary Athey

    Fabulous dress, the pink eyelet fabrics gorgeous x

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    Sep 30, 2013, 07.17 AMby cris orange

    I also love eyelets! I love the way you put the pockets, matching exactly the eyelets pattern. Lovely retro dress :-)

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