Added Feb 16, 2012
Austin, Texas, U...
Hooray! I finished my first vintage pattern, a 1963 beauty from Simplicity. Its abstract bow neckline made me fall in love, so it seemed the perfect pattern for my Valentine’s Day dress. Made up in a red striped cotton and coordinating red twill, it turned out beautifully. I did make a few changes, of course – switching the gored skirt to a dirndl and adding an invisible zipper. However, now I’m plotting a solid version of this dress, with the pattern’s original six-gore skirt.
More pictures and construction details can be found at my blog, Idle Fancy.
Red striped cotton – Gorgeous Fabrics – $8/yard
Red cotton twill – JoAnn Fabrics – $9/yard
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Show a little leg in this sexy skirt with a thigh high slit!
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She made this dress for her high school graduation, and it looks fab!
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