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Green Gingham Dress

Added Aug 1, 2011

by Pepper Toast

Vancouver, Canada






Simplicity says: Inspired by Project Runway. Misses’ Dress sewing pattern with collar and sleeve variations.

I say: Vintage style dress with four bodice darts and a nice pleated skirt.

This dress has been in the works for far too long. Many things distracted me but I finally finished it. It is a very simple dress to make and I highly recommend it. My version is out of a stretch cotton woven so there are fewer fitting issues. Actually I had no fitting issues! How nice is that?

I can see this pattern becoming a basic in people’s sewing arsenal; interchanging bodice and skirt variations.

I have paired it with a thrifted pearl bow pin and also a denim fabric belt from some jeans I bought a year ago and thought I would never use!

See my Blog for more detail if you want.

Material Notes

Simplicity 2444,
Green Gingham Cotton Lycra woven,
Cotton lycra woven for bodice liner,




Garment Type

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    Aug 31, 2011, 08.15 PMby frkbustad

    What a gorgeous dress! I love the darts going to the middle instead of the side seams. It makes a really nice detail when the fabric is ginghamed. And the fabric is great, where did you get it?

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      Sep 1, 2011, 04.16 AMby Pepper Toast

      Hi there, Thanks for your lovely comment. I really like the interesting darts too. The striped versions are amazing as well.

      I thought I found the fabric, but I was wrong :( It looks like they are sold out. Sorry.

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    Aug 25, 2011, 07.56 PMby monikapullerits

    Love it! I just bought a fabric that looks something like yours only red. And this pattern is what i have in mind ;) Nice little bow:)

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      Sep 1, 2011, 04.17 AMby Pepper Toast

      Go for it. This dress would look lovely in red!

      The bow IS really cute, isn’t it. Such a score, I love it when that happens.

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    Aug 3, 2011, 12.33 PMby laurii

    this is so pretty! x

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    Aug 2, 2011, 04.08 PMby Pepper Toast

    Thanks, everyone, for your lovely comments. While I am drawn to gingham, I was not really sure if I could pull it off but once I saw it in this kelly green colour, I decided I should give it a go. I am pleased that I did. I think the double darts give this basic dress a lovely twist without seeming like it is trying too hard. It also looks cool in a striped fabric.

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    Aug 2, 2011, 03.13 PMby yolandac8

    Looks fantastic! I love the fabric and the shape…. Great for summer!!!

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    Aug 2, 2011, 07.34 AMby virginia Argumosa de poo

    It’s so cute :), love it.

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    Aug 2, 2011, 06.29 AMby camelia-crinoline

    Pretty! I like the double bodice darts. I love your little bow pin too.

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    Aug 2, 2011, 05.48 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    what a great dress! the material is lovely and your work is adorable!

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    Aug 1, 2011, 10.51 PMby mojo elgin

    Great dress! The belt looks perfect with it.

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    Aug 1, 2011, 08.44 PMby Rebecca Alleyne

    Lovely. This is a very nice dress… I’m not a fan of gingham but now I’m tempted to go out and buy some and make this vintage dress

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