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sunshine dress

Added Jul 10, 2008

by elegantmusings

Virginia, Virgin...

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Description

I made this using instructions from a vintage sewing booklet I thrifted a few years ago. It was originally just a halter blouse, but after I made one, I realized it would be a really killer wrap dress! So I added a skirt and the sash, and viola! The shapes are pretty basic, but I love how poufy and lady-like the finished design it. It really reminds me of the designs of Claire McCardell: easy-to-wear, simple shapes that the wearer can customize to her own body.

The fabric is some I bought earlier this year from Denver Fabric’s online store, and it’s a beautiful, light but not-too-sheer cotton lawn. I really love the colors, and this has been my “yes, I can wear yellow and orange!” experiment. :)

I did a post about this recently on my blog: http://blog.caseybrowndesigns.com/2008/06/a-tribute-to-claire/

Material Notes

Cotton lawn

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Credits

Vintage sewing booklet

Claire McCardell :)

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    Dec 12, 2009, 01.38 PMby petitmoutonbleu

    you look sexy!!!! how gorgeous dress!!!!!! j’aime trop the colorrr everything!

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    Jul 14, 2008, 09.34 PMby the-gilded-bee

    fun dress, fantastic alteration, fabulous photos

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    Jul 12, 2008, 10.02 AMby nikkiclare68

    Another beautiful dress!! Just perfect!

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    Jul 11, 2008, 11.23 AMby saxsilverain

    oooh, lovely dress, and i love the pictures too!! :)

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    Jul 11, 2008, 05.46 AMby carottesauvage

    Beautiful retro style!

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    Jul 11, 2008, 04.27 AMby miss-g

    I love it. Its so stylish.

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    Jul 11, 2008, 12.47 AMby lybu

    wow. Great creation again. Perfect fit and beautiful color’s.

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    Jul 10, 2008, 08.04 PMby msnoodlesfriends

    i love all your designs and projects. this is one of my favorites. it’s sew very well together, like all of your items. i love the design of this dress and the pattern used.

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    Jul 10, 2008, 03.06 PMby emilykate

    This is very successfull, looks like a real “McCardellism”!

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    Jul 10, 2008, 01.38 PMby Vivat Veritas

    adorable! great job:)

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    Jul 10, 2008, 01.34 PMby jd98

    it’s gorgeous! yes, you can wear yellow and orange!!! :p

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    Jul 10, 2008, 10.22 AMby camilaustral

    you allway make such beautiful clothes!! :) you look great

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    Jul 10, 2008, 09.47 AMby fabricaddict

    Wow what a lovely dress!

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    Jul 10, 2008, 09.36 AMby rbsmom

    Great dress,colors, shoes pictures! Well done!

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    Jul 10, 2008, 09.01 AMby carlatv

    BRAVO!!!

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    Jul 10, 2008, 08.32 AMby emrichkh

    This turned out great! Very vintage. Love the color of the fabric with your walls! :)

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    Jul 10, 2008, 07.59 AMby dinkley101

    Wow, cute dress, fabric is adorable, am also loving the great shoes!!

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    Jul 10, 2008, 07.35 AMby fashion1

    I was waiting of a new creation from you! you look so adorable. cute dress and pics!

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    Jul 10, 2008, 07.27 AMby senasews

    that’s adorable. i love it!

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    Jul 10, 2008, 07.16 AMby polychromatin

    Super-sweet :) I absolutely love it!

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    Jul 10, 2008, 07.09 AMby emlj

    such a pretty dress, and pretty pictures!

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