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Country Pumpkin Vestido

Added Feb 13, 2010

by michelle ><...

Kapaa, United St...






This project was Challenging! I made it out of a retro pattern I bought a while ago from a garage sale. When I finally got around to making it I discovered that there was no instruction in it. Well there was one page of them labeled “instrucciones”, Yes that’s right the Spanish page and with no pictures! So the project once again got put a side for about a year, until this past week when I decided to put myself to the test. So I found a good Spanish to English translator on line, and got to work. Needless to say that didn’t help much, but i did learn a lot more Spanish. I managed to “MacGyver” my way through it especially because the pattern was for a blouse and skirt and I wanted it to be a dress. I’m very “Feliz” with how the dress came out and even added a vintage napkin for the collar.
“Costura Feliz” :)

Material Notes

cotton, vintage napkin, and fabric buttons




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    Feb 17, 2010, 04.47 PMby elaine-bin

    Well done the dress is lovely, you have done a great job on it.

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    Feb 17, 2010, 09.30 AMby brocader

    Perfect! I love the pleats in the bodice, a cute alternative to darts. I might try to draft that sometime!

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    Feb 17, 2010, 08.02 AMby ranjani

    Well done! I love it.

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    Feb 17, 2010, 03.44 AMby nessys

    Wow – it looks gorgeous! You did a FAB multilingual job!! Love the napkin collar – very sweet!

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    Feb 16, 2010, 04.08 PMby seasidelaundry

    I appreciate your determination & ability. It is pretty, pretty, pretty! I think a girl of any age would love to have this. Very figure flattering!

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    Feb 14, 2010, 07.00 AMby stitchywitchy

    Very cute – and I am also impressed! Love the addition of the collar, it adds a great vintage touch.

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    Feb 14, 2010, 02.43 AMby alekat

    oh thats so clever! i thought trying to read vintage patterns in english was hard, because they use older sewing terms that ive never heard of! and then doing the same thing but from spanish. my goodness, it turned out so well!

    love it

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    Feb 13, 2010, 09.38 PMby pinup

    lovely, great job without instructions!!


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    Feb 13, 2010, 06.47 PMby susanne2011

    One word: gorgeous!

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    Feb 13, 2010, 03.58 PMby brianac18

    you did a great job! i love the two prints you mixed. and the napkin collar. Bueno!

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    Feb 13, 2010, 07.26 AMby frkbustad

    Adorable and perfect for gardening work… ;-) I really like the pleats in front, and I also think you did a great job on fabric choice. Well done without instructions!

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    Feb 13, 2010, 06.05 AMby chichil

    Too cool! I love how your dress turned out.

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    Feb 13, 2010, 03.00 AMby swags

    i absolutely loved the dress and the fit..it has got very neat simple crisp lines..but using this handkerchief for the collars is genius…

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    Feb 13, 2010, 02.28 AMby sew4my3

    I’m impressed! Vintage pattern and instruction in a language that is unfamiliar! That’s talent! I love the look of this dress and the fit is just awesome! I can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

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