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Wooden Ships Dress

Added Jan 13, 2011

by jaxmcd

Pittsburgh, Penn...

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Description

I used a vintage ’60s pattern, Simplicity 8201, to help create this dress. I took liberties with it, though, and changed the neckline to be more angular and interesting, and I added details like the bow and the rick-rack. Very pleased with the final result! P.S. The fabrics are vintage, too.

Material Notes

Bodice made from a woven cotton; skirt made from a polyester knit. Cute little vintage button and reclaimed back zipper.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Vintage
Material
Cotton, Blends, Knits/Jersey, Linen, Polyester

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    Jan 29, 2011, 10.48 PMby rii

    wow, i have no words for how cute this is!

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    Jan 19, 2011, 03.56 PMby jaxmcd

    Thank you so much, everyone, for your nice comments! Makes me feel good! :)

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    Jan 15, 2011, 10.58 AMby mahaila

    I would be pleased with the results too. Looks great. I really like how you have altered the neckline. nice work

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    Jan 14, 2011, 09.01 PMby Testosterone

    Rick-rack is back!

    You are rockin’ the retro vibe!

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    Jan 14, 2011, 07.39 PMby redslippers

    love it!

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    Jan 14, 2011, 03.50 PMby ellohdesign

    gorgeous! love the rick-rack and bow. great work.

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    Jan 14, 2011, 09.08 AMby bttn

    That’s lovely! I love ’60 :)

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    Jan 13, 2011, 10.42 PMby altheacat

    <3

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    Jan 13, 2011, 08.57 PMby lizah

    this is adorable! it’s so different from any other dress and I love the fabric you used for the skirt part. So cute!

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    Jan 13, 2011, 08.35 PMby imogens

    Cute as a button!

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    Jan 13, 2011, 07.42 PMby tashmopolitan

    cute! I love nautical themes!

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