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Plaiditude- 1950s Dress Advance 8898

Added Aug 20, 2011

by molly-sews

Chicago, Illinoi...






This is from a late 50s pattern. It has a stand-up collar, buttons down the front and a gathered bodice back. I made it from Jo-Ann’s new plaid fabric in a grey and green plaid. I hemmed the skirt and sleeves by hand and made self covered buttons. I really like how it turned out, at it was my first attempt to match plaid.More details and pictures on my blog

Material Notes

cotton plaid




Garment Type
Classic, Vintage

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    Aug 25, 2011, 04.57 AMby galaxies

    This looks great, and looks like you achieved a nice fit too.

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    Aug 23, 2011, 07.10 PMby Lisette O

    Wow, I can totally picture Peggy wearing this, what with the plaid and the crazy collar! Did you like working with the Plaiditude fabric? I’ve been eyeballing it for the past few weeks.

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    Aug 23, 2011, 07.51 AMby nookie


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    Aug 22, 2011, 12.30 AMby gillthecat

    did you have to grade it up , a size 12 has a tiny waist doesnt it,, or are you that tiny,, im jealous if you are,, looks fab

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      Aug 23, 2011, 03.31 PMby molly-sews

      I added some ease because I thought it would be wayyy to tight and then I ended up taking in the side seams a bunch to make it fit right. So in the end, I should have just left it as is

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    Aug 21, 2011, 01.32 PMby loulourosa

    a lovely vintage pattern, it looks very good!

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    Aug 21, 2011, 09.10 AMby omgdora

    What a great cold-weather dress! So stylish and looks perfectly well-made. You’re my sewing hero! (Or one of them).

    P.S. I tried to post this comment on your blog and failed… None of the options for signing a comment work for me, I don’t know!

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    Aug 21, 2011, 04.34 AMby nouvellegamine

    I love how modern it loks even though it’s a vintage pattern!

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    Aug 20, 2011, 09.56 PMby ilksen bahşi

    This clothes,I think, dressing everywhere.I like

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    Aug 20, 2011, 09.25 PMby amaydak

    Oh this garment is completely wonderful! I absolutely love it!

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    Aug 20, 2011, 06.28 PMby mojo elgin

    Great job matching those plaids! Love it! It’s a gorgeous dress!

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    Aug 20, 2011, 06.24 PMby in-stockholm

    Looks very good, perfect for autumn!

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