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Castles in Spain Dress

Added Apr 9, 2012

by Danielle Mac...

Brooklyn, New Yo...

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Description

I found this awesome printed cotton in grandma’s stash. It seems to be quite old. I knew for a while I wanted to make a very simple shift dress out of it, but I had to find the pattern with just the right darts. When I saw all the great big prints this season started looking and found a great vintage pattern. The darts are just right so they don’t interrupt the print.

The image of the castle went vertically along the width of the fabric, which was not too wide, so it’s a little shorter than I probably would have made it otherwise. It worked out amazingly well though, I think the different elements of the pattern hit the body in just the right places. I lucked out because this placement was really my only option. The hem is literally just the selvage folded over to give me more length and also because it showed the copyright info of the fabric, which I thought was cool.

I fully lined it with a lightweight white lining. The belt is also grandma’s, from the early 50’s. We have almost the same initials.

Material Notes

Vintage cotton

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Apr 24, 2012, 10.26 PMby missjackieo

    the black belt really complements the dress, really interesting print too .

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    Apr 18, 2012, 04.19 PMby hunnyxpot

    I love the print! I’m an advocate for prints in a simple silhouette :)

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    Apr 11, 2012, 05.31 PMby barmaglot

    Wow! That dress is so beautiful! Great job! Love the print

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    Apr 11, 2012, 04.15 AMby flowergirl22

    really nice,, I love spain,, great job

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    Apr 10, 2012, 03.50 AMby smallone

    oh this is beyond awesome….so fantastically individual – love it!

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    Apr 10, 2012, 01.52 AMby elisana

    what a gorgeous dress! Lucky you!

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    Apr 9, 2012, 10.47 PMby camelia-crinoline

    It looks fabulous. I love that you made a simple shift because it really lets the print stand out.

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    Apr 9, 2012, 08.50 PMby step-van-b

    This is such a lovely dress! It fits you very well. Great find in your grannies stash :-)

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    Apr 9, 2012, 08.28 PMby Jolands

    Very Beautiful . You look great.

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    Apr 9, 2012, 08.06 PMby merche

    You were so right to wait for the perfect simple pattern, that´s a masterpiece you are wearing. Brava!

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    Apr 9, 2012, 07.57 PMby orchiddream

    Often these serendipitous projects are the most special. This dress is certainly that! Congratulations.

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    Apr 9, 2012, 06.56 PMby mojo elgin

    Great dress! The length is perfect for you. I love the print. God bless Grammas!!!

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      Apr 9, 2012, 07.18 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

      Thank you! She always has the best stuff.

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