Vintage Pattern Dress
Added Apr 29, 2012
Based on a 1960’s girls pattern from my mom’s stash. The original pattern was the kind of thing where it included instructions for if one wished to make it from that stiff velveteen fabric with lace around the neckline. I laughed out loud when I read the “warning” on the bottom of the pattern envelope: “not suitable for chubby girls.” While my daughter doesn’t need that warning, still it seems like there has to be a nicer way to say it’s a close-fitting pattern, which is probably why they don’t print that on the envelopes any longer.
The fabric is just quilting cotton. Something about it made me think it didn’t want to be a quilt, so I bought multiple yards of it. The plan is eventually to make myself something out of it, but in the meantime, there was plenty for a size 3 floor length dress with bias-cut ruffles on every edge.
100% cotton, grosgrain ribbon from my stash.