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Could you rock this frock?

Added Sep 21, 2008

by emilykate

Melbourne, Austr...






I made this dress from a vintage pattern, and wore it a couple times but it just isn’t ‘me’. Maybe it is ‘you’? It’s 100% cotton and was made from a circa 1970 Simplicity pattern, sized ‘12’, which in patterns of that time/brand means about a 34-27-36. You don’t actually have to wear it with the tie-belt, it tapers in at the waist sufficiently to not look like a bag without it.
If I say it myself, I did a nice job on this, but turns out I am not the girl in the black-and-white gingham dress with the red buttons. I’m just not.
SO if you think you’d rock this frock, and have something sewing-related you wanna swap, you can join our flickr group!

Material Notes

cotton gingham






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    Mar 5, 2010, 06.35 AMby hokidoki

    you could give it to me, it’s so me. thanks for sharing, great job by the way

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    Jan 24, 2009, 11.09 AMby nicholb

    I really like this dress! I found some paisley material I’d love to make like this…Where can I find a Pattern? Free?

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    Nov 17, 2008, 07.58 PMby ashchaser

    I heart this.

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    Sep 24, 2008, 06.34 PMby emrichkh

    I love shirt dresses! Looks great!

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    Sep 24, 2008, 10.46 AMby adgentry

    I like it! To me it has a funky-50’s diner vibe.

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    Sep 22, 2008, 07.09 PMby emilykate

    Aw, thanks for y’all’s nice comments! CarlaTV thats funny you say that cos when I wore it my boyfirend and I were like, to make this work you really have to be one of those rockabilly girls who does the whole full-on makeup and hair thang, and my picture is in the dictionary under Low Maintenance :o)

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    Sep 22, 2008, 12.05 PMby the-gilded-bee

    What a cute dress!

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    Sep 22, 2008, 08.23 AMby carlatv

    I see the Rockabilly girls wearing this style all over town. I so wish I could fit into this. Great top!

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    Sep 22, 2008, 02.05 AMby polychromatin

    Thats is such a pity, because it’s beautiful! But maybe you cas make another person happy :)

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    Sep 21, 2008, 11.48 PMby carolinesj

    YES! YES! YES!

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    Sep 21, 2008, 07.32 PMby auntchelle

    Unfortunately I’m no-where near that size otherwise I’d snap it up. I love it! I made a dress in the 80’s that was kind of similar and I wish I wouldn’t have donated it to charity in the late 90’s. I hope this is the right fit for someone.

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