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Pretty Feminine

Added May 22, 2012

by aluckmann

Minneapolis, Uni...






I made this dress as part of my Spring Palette Challenge. The pattern in a vintage 1960’s Simplicity that I found at a charity shop for $0.50. This is my first time using a pattern that is drastically smaller than me, so it took some time and a few muslins to get a fit that I liked, but the end result is something that I am really happy with. My favorite part about the dress is the bright floral print of the fabric – it just makes me happy. For more, stop by my blog

Material Notes

Cotton sateen outer, cotton voile lining, zipper. Optional ribbon belt.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Vintage

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    May 26, 2012, 09.13 PMby Hugs-and-Kisses

    gorgeous! and I love the fabric – it’s so bold and pretty xXx

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      May 30, 2012, 02.50 PMby aluckmann

      Thanks Hugs-and-Kisses! I usually shy away from a bold print like this, but I am loving wearing this.

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    May 23, 2012, 11.44 AMby flowergirl22

    i love the design , never know what you might find when you do an old design,, looks fab

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      May 23, 2012, 01.33 PMby aluckmann

      Thanks flowergirl22. I’ve been having fun with some older patterns, many of them work well in today’s world.

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    May 23, 2012, 07.33 AMby loulourosa

    The dress is realy nice, the pattern, the fabric, ready for summer!

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      May 23, 2012, 01.32 PMby aluckmann

      Yes, loulouros, I feel ready for summer in this dress. Thanks!

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    May 23, 2012, 01.12 AMby lisa g

    very pretty dress! i’m totally in love with your fabric choice as well. :)

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      May 23, 2012, 01.31 PMby aluckmann

      Thank you lisa q! The fabric is Lisette, I found it at Joann’s – you may still be able to find it as well.

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