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Dear Nancy Drew

Added May 9, 2011

by misslivia

Ellensburg, Wash...






As soon as my sister (the model) put this dress on, she said, “wow, I feel like Nancy Drew!” A fan of the character myself, it was fun to interpret this garment as something she would wear. When I made the dress, I definitely did not think Nancy Drew, it’s just always been a “schoolgirl” dress for me. This was my first experience with pockets and button holes on top of a garment, which were kind of difficult to put in and I had to redo a few. I think the fabric is a wool blend, but as I won it at the state 4-H dress revue competition, I’m not entirely sure, and I don’t have any scraps left to do a burn test. The jacket comes from a different store bought pattern than the dress does, but both are fully lined. The back is not exciting, so we only took photos of the front.

Material Notes

wool blend, polyester lining




Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Business, Classic
Cotton, Other, Wool

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    Jan 11, 2015, 09.26 PMby hayleym

    I love this. What patterns did you use?

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    May 10, 2011, 09.14 PMby lelie

    Great dress!

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    May 10, 2011, 12.24 AMby quixoticpixels

    Very classy!

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    May 9, 2011, 08.43 PMby runningwithscissors1

    How very Nancy Drew. You should be out there with Bess and George solving capers. I love it!

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    May 9, 2011, 08.08 PMby janul


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    May 9, 2011, 07.52 PMby tinapickles

    I love the vintage feel of this dress—it could be WWII or it could be 1960’s Mod… :)

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    May 9, 2011, 06.57 PMby freaky-philomeen

    love that ensemble. Very beautiful! I’ll have to find out about Nancy Drew…was she the girlfriend of Sid Vicious? no I’m sure, I’m wrong ;))

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      May 9, 2011, 09.57 PMby misslivia

      No, she was a teenage mystery solver! a really fun, generally wholesome girl role model for young girls (but I still love the books, movie, and video games :) )

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