Vintage mail order 4638

Added Apr 9, 2012

by elisana

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Description

This was my first attempt at this pattern. Will definitely make again, love the bodice and I think it would look cute with a gathered skirt as well. I used a vintage bed sheet for the bodice and some sort of heavy weight knit for the skirt, also thrifted. It’s hard to tell from the pics, but there’s an orange thread on the weft that picks up the orange in the flowers. I’m on the fence about adding darts to the back, and this was certainly the most invisible of all zipers my feed dogs have ever seen, or haven’t seen….. whatever.

The envelope is stamped April 25, 1969

Material Notes

thrifted bed sheet and knit material

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Vintage
Material
Cotton, Blends

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    Jul 21, 2012, 06.13 AMby buddingnaturalist

    This is beautiful. Love the combination of floral and solid fabric. Good to see you do some sewing for yourself!

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    Apr 16, 2012, 10.47 PMby Andrea Delesdernier

    I really like this dress. Great job. And yes, I’ll be the bodice would like great with a full skirt.

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    Apr 11, 2012, 12.38 AMby Binita Shrestha

    This is so pretty and and unique. Love how you mixed the print and the neutral. The scallops look so good. Great job!

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    Apr 9, 2012, 11.12 PMby nessys

    This is so gorgeous!!! You did a lovely job with this and you look stunning in it. Fits your lovely figure like a charm! The fabric contrast is just such a great feature. x

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      Apr 10, 2012, 01.46 AMby elisana

      Thanks for your sweet words, Nessy

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    Apr 9, 2012, 04.04 PMby thefabledneedle

    Love it! The fabric combination is fresh and interesting. The scallops are fun!

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      Apr 10, 2012, 01.45 AMby elisana

      Thanks! The scallops are what drew me to the pattern

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    Apr 9, 2012, 04.00 PMby libra-s

    So cute!

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      Apr 10, 2012, 01.44 AMby elisana

      Thanks!

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    Apr 9, 2012, 02.23 PMby caufofa

    Menina, ficou ótimo!!! Adorei!!! Lindo, lindo! E vestiu tão bem! O zíper ta invisível mesmo! Parabéns!!!

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      Apr 10, 2012, 01.44 AMby elisana

      Obrigada menina! É super comfortável, bom prá bater perna… hint, hint…

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    Apr 9, 2012, 11.54 AMby schnui

    This looks great on you and I am sure you will want to sew it again.

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      Apr 10, 2012, 01.42 AMby elisana

      THanks schnui! yes! I love it enough to sew it again!

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    Apr 9, 2012, 11.39 AMby nookie

    what a great pattern.

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    Apr 9, 2012, 10.46 AMby BeYou TiFul

    What a great combination of fabrics! Your dress is beautiful and looks perfect on you!

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      Apr 10, 2012, 01.40 AMby elisana

      Thanks! the fabric choice was a bit of a gamble, because they are of very different weights, but I think it worked because of the design of the skirt

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    Apr 9, 2012, 10.23 AMby jadealamode

    really cute!

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      Apr 10, 2012, 01.38 AMby elisana

      Thank you!

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    Apr 9, 2012, 04.44 AMby ADASPRAGG

    This is ridiculously cute! I LOVE it especially those two fabrics together. Genius!

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      Apr 10, 2012, 01.38 AMby elisana

      Thank you!! I love your creations, too!

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