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1950's Housewife Dress

Added Jul 23, 2011

by vasgarcia

Prescott , Arizo...






I got this great 50’s dress pattern the other day and just couldn’t wait to make this. I had to adjust the pattern to fit my body (since my measurements put me in three different size ranges). But it was pretty easy and I love the way it turned out. I still have to hem the bottom, but otherwise she’s done.

Not sure why the first picture is all wonky, but if you “view all” you’ll see it correctly.

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    Jul 29, 2011, 02.35 PMby tirrs

    very nice

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      Jul 29, 2011, 03.43 PMby vasgarcia

      Thanks! :D

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    Jul 29, 2011, 08.27 AMby joolz & joolz

    Gorgeous dress: )

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      Jul 29, 2011, 03.43 PMby vasgarcia

      Thank you!

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    Jul 26, 2011, 06.11 AMby janene

    This is such a lovely dress. So flattering and feminine. You look lovely.

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      Jul 26, 2011, 07.18 AMby vasgarcia

      Thank you so much! :)

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    Jul 26, 2011, 12.44 AMby Irina Schwab

    I just noticed this project of yours, wow, please please upload another photo of you, you look too gorgeous and the picture is distorted, not sure why. I believe I have thsi pattern, I did not cut it because I am not sure what size I need…. You are right, I seem to fall into all size charts . So complicated! Where did you get that fabric from, it is so cool!

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      Jul 26, 2011, 12.47 AMby vasgarcia

      Yeah, I’m not sure why the picture is all weird. I’ve tried uploading it several times. If you click the “view all” button, it’s fixed.

      The fabric was from Joann’s in their premium quilting cotton section. I don’t remember the designer.

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    Jul 23, 2011, 07.33 PMby Testosterone

    And we have a winner!

    You get the, “It’s so sharp I’d wear it, and I’m a guy” award.

    The style drew me in, but the pattern put it over the top.


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      Jul 24, 2011, 03.10 AMby vasgarcia

      Haha..thanks. :)

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    Jul 23, 2011, 06.48 AMby turtlegirl00

    great dress! i love the tie shoulder straps!

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      Jul 24, 2011, 03.10 AMby vasgarcia

      Thanks! They are actually just rectangles that you tie to the shoulder strap so it’s even more versatile. :)

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    Jul 23, 2011, 04.19 AMby dazzychica

    Adorable! I’ve been so into this retro style lately, and this is a perfect dress for that!

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      Jul 23, 2011, 04.21 AMby vasgarcia

      Thank you! I bought a bunch of floral fabrics to make more. It’s such a flattering style.

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