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50s Squirrel Dress

Added Jan 8, 2013

by plantpredator

Hamilton, Canada






I love how this dress turned out! I used a vintage vogue pattern V1043. I took up the hem quite a bit to give the pattern a more modern twist. It was fun working with such an intricate pattern, except there is an armpit gusset! I had never seen one before, and it was very difficult. I won’t ever do that again.

The fabric is by Tula Pink, I think its just the cutest!

I also have my collar untucked in all the pictures. Classic.




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    Jan 10, 2013, 09.56 PMby barmaglot

    lovely vintage dress!

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    Jan 9, 2013, 02.27 AMby ierickso

    Cute adaptation! What do you mean the “collar is untucked”? Where was the gusset in the armhole? That’s a new one for me too but I’ll be my Mom would remember.

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      Jan 9, 2013, 08.54 PMby plantpredator

      The neckline of the dress has a inch wide lining on the inside, and I had it flipped out so its showing in some of the pictures by accident :p

      The gusset in the armpit was a diamond shaped piece that extended from the zipper at the side of the dress to the hemline of the arm.

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    Jan 8, 2013, 10.37 PMby Mary Athey

    Fab dress!! Lucky.you.having that pattern. X

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