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A Little Sunnie

Added Jun 6, 2011

by aluckmann

Minneapolis, Uni...






This is a sundress I made from a 1940s slip pattern. I didn’t want it to look like lingerie, so I fully lined it, cut out the back and made the dress tie in the back. A little shout out goes to JuneSpoon. Her variations of the coffee date dress inspired me to put an interesting twist on an existing pattern. So while the skirt part of this dress is true to the original pattern, the alterations made to the bust and back make it a totally different dress. This is the perfect light-weight summer dress.

You can read more about it on my blog:

Material Notes

Emroidered cotton and cotton voile. Invisible zip.




Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Vintage

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    Jun 7, 2011, 10.37 PMby kittelisa

    Awesome dress and awesome fabric. Love it!

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      Jun 8, 2011, 12.54 AMby aluckmann

      I am delighted to hear so.

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    Jun 7, 2011, 08.41 PMby angelical

    Gorgeous! It looks both vintage and modern, and the pattern at the hem is really sweet!

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      Jun 7, 2011, 10.01 PMby aluckmann

      Thank you, this dress was a lot of fun to make :)

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    Jun 7, 2011, 08.25 AMby junespoon

    Divine! A lovely idea and the sewing looks faultless. Also that material is absolutely gorgeous. – ok i guess i love everything about it! lol

    Thanks for the lovely comment – but i think your dress is much more likely to inspire me than the other way round!

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      Jun 7, 2011, 11.37 AMby aluckmann

      Wow, what a round of meaningful compliments! I am so glad you liked the dress. And truly, your lovely work inspired me :)

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