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cute or 1950's housewife?

Added May 3, 2009

by purplecrayon

Sheffield, Unite...






I used the celestina pattern for this dress. Lengthened the ties so that they could wrap around the front and shorted the sleeves to cap length. I still think this dress is a bit frumpy. But maybe still a bit cute at the same time? Because the fabric is the most beautiful Japanese cotton sateen that i have seen. The pictures really don’t do it justice.

Material Notes

Beautiful multicoloured Japanese cotton sateen, invisible zipper




Garment Type

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    Jun 27, 2011, 06.34 PMby Judy Garland

    I’d say cute! Well done!

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    May 29, 2011, 09.38 AMby tasallison

    the fit is wonderful!

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    Jan 27, 2010, 10.17 PMby cosmobunter

    You look cute. Accessorise to suit your mood.

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    May 7, 2009, 09.18 PMby haleema

    There is nothing frumpy about this dress. It is very cute. It is a nice style and has a great fit.

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    May 5, 2009, 05.10 PMby Sandy Wilson


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    May 3, 2009, 06.07 PMby hooley

    Definately cute!

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    May 3, 2009, 06.00 AMby lauriana

    Cute and a bit frumpy can definately go together! And it does in this case. If you want to spice it up a bit, try a contrasting belt (OK, that would require doing something about the ties) and be glad you changed the sleeves: with the long ones, the dress would have been really frumpy.

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    May 3, 2009, 05.29 AMby safemme

    Very adorable! I think it does look a bit house-wifey, but not at all in a frumpy sort of way! It looks very charming on you! Nice work!

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