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1944 Button Front Floral Dress

Added Aug 14, 2015

by SeamRacer

St. Louis, Misso...






This was made using a vintage 1944 McCall #5668 pattern, with a flowing rayon challis. I added piping to accentuate the waistband panel and the single pocket. The chest/shoulder tucks are sewn facing out to be more decorative. Inside, the edges are finished in French seams and covered by facing. There are a dozen vintage carved shell buttons, from my husband’s Grandmother’s stash of old notions, all the way down. For more info and pictures, visit my project’s blog page https://seamracer.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/1944-piped-in-periwinklemy-easter-dress/




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Aug 21, 2015, 01.40 PMby sewing fanatic

    what great work!

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    Aug 17, 2015, 11.13 AMby matkailijakirppu

    Great outfit! And amazing to hear that you have used vintage buttons. :)

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      Aug 23, 2015, 04.26 AMby SeamRacer

      Thank you…yes, the buttons make the dress quite special to me, besides being so pretty!

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    Aug 16, 2015, 02.16 PMby Mary Athey

    Lovely dress x

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    Aug 15, 2015, 04.16 PMby RedBelka

    Wonderful dress!

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    Aug 15, 2015, 12.19 AMby floralgirl

    This is a sweet pattern and you’ve done a great job-with perfect fabric too. i like your name-does this mean that you’re a very fast sewer?

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      Aug 15, 2015, 04.27 AMby SeamRacer

      Thank you. As for my nickname, well, yes…I zip through my projects without sacrificing quality mainly because I have limited time and so many ideas! However, it also comes from the retro boy’s cartoon “Speed Racer”…I love retro hot rod cars and automatic shifting. Hubby actually coined my nickname for me, it kind of a combo of the two ideas. I love it!

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    Aug 14, 2015, 09.27 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Very beautiful dress!!!

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