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Vintage style maxi dress

Added Dec 28, 2008

by carolinesj

Dunedin, New Zea...






Long dress based on a vintage pattern from 1974 (my boyfriend’s mum made it then!) from purple paisley and simplified a bit – no pockets and no gathering – I didn’t want it to be too maternity/babydoll.





Simplicity 7539 (1974)

My friend Beth for the fabric

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    Jan 3, 2009, 03.30 PMby enero


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    Jan 3, 2009, 06.39 AMby indiana-scout

    Gorgeous maxi – great use of an old pattern (very eco friendly). The dress looks extremely well made and stunning on you and the colour is perfect, I am so jealous!!!!:0) The background looks very beautiful to!!! Well done.

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    Dec 29, 2008, 07.03 PMby jenshepard

    Great Fabric!

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    Dec 29, 2008, 01.44 AMby erdronen

    so cute! great job!

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    Dec 28, 2008, 05.30 PMby gedwoods

    Looks very classy on you! Very nice! And what a great background setting!

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    Dec 28, 2008, 01.05 PMby arete999

    It is great!I love it!

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    Dec 28, 2008, 09.56 AMby mandicoulter

    it looks great!

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    Dec 28, 2008, 09.24 AMby punkspark

    i’ve seen the background and tought to my self- “thats gotta be nz!” and it is:) beautiful dress from beautiful nz, and btw the fabric is great!

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    Dec 28, 2008, 07.08 AMby flash1

    Very fun! Nice pattern find.

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    Dec 28, 2008, 05.24 AMby naughtylittlepony

    Ooo I love that, you look fantastic in it.

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    Dec 28, 2008, 04.22 AMby nenasew

    Your vintage pattern is so cool. I wish I had it. Your maxi dress is beautiful and looks perfect on you.

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    Dec 28, 2008, 01.35 AMby sewella

    So simple and so beautiful.

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