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Pink 1950s Dress

Added Mar 17, 2012

by Cristina Haines

Nokomis, Florida...






Size 12 (30-25-33) dress from 1953 pattern (Advance 5475) that I bought on Etsy. Advance patterns came pre-cut to size to “save time and save fabric.” Since I’m a beginning seamstress, I took quite a bit of time on this project, but it was really a joy to explore all the different techniques required (and it feels even better to finally wear it). This will be my Easter dress!

Also, my cat was just curious. I’m a little biased in favor of that picture.

Material Notes

Pink rose cotton print I purchased at Wal-Mart (also used as interfacing for collar and buttonhole strip) and 5 one-inch (2-hole) buttons.



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Garment Type
Classic, Vintage

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    Apr 26, 2012, 02.30 PMby nishavinod2009

    really very cute! for a beginner this is nicely done! keep sewing girl!

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    Apr 8, 2012, 06.56 PMby superflorence

    Super impressive…you don’t look like a beginner!

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    Apr 5, 2012, 10.18 PMby servareginae

    How lovely! You did a very nice job with it.

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    Mar 19, 2012, 08.19 PMby CationDesigns

    I love it when cats make appearances in pictures! Yours is such a beautiful one; perfect complement for your feminine dress!

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    Mar 19, 2012, 05.01 PMby guineveresmom

    Beautiful dress. And the cat is the perfect accessory.

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    Mar 17, 2012, 12.10 PMby apfelbluete

    Very beautiful dress! great job!

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    Mar 17, 2012, 10.53 AMby blueartisan

    So very gorgeous! You look very sweet in your lovely new dress :)

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    Mar 17, 2012, 03.51 AMby EdelweissPatterns

    Too cute! You look like you just walked out of a 1950s kitchen, and you are going to be the best-dressed person for Easter Sunday.

    Happy sewing!

    Katrina Edelweiss Patterns

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    Mar 17, 2012, 12.45 AMby luray

    The dress is beautiful! Lovely style and fabric to match. Does not look like the work of a beginner. Happy Easter.

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      Mar 17, 2012, 01.03 AMby Cristina Haines

      Thank you! I had a lot of help from a teacher, hehe. :) Happy Easter to you too!

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