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Retro In Lime Green & Cherries

Added May 28, 2013

by betterhandmade

Murfreesboro, Te...






For those of you that know about my obsession with 50s and 60s style clothing, I have found the perfect 50s-style dress pattern! It’s Simplicity 2176. I made this dress in two variations, so far, and of course made some tweaks. You can find all the project details at my sewing project home. For the 1st version, the cherries, I added red piping around the top flap-band and on the lime green version I added piping on the outer edges of the straps, along the princess bodice seams, and around the bottom of the top band. For both versions I did box pleats instead of the regular pleats and, of course, added pockets! You can find samples of awesome fabrics I’d love to use with this dress pattern.

Material Notes

100% cotton, pique cotton, piping


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    May 29, 2013, 08.53 PMby pamchar

    Gorgeous dresses!!!

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    May 28, 2013, 05.17 PMby loverofdesign

    These are absolutely great! I love the fabric choices.

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    May 28, 2013, 11.38 AMby Anne Wagenhauser

    This is a really cute pattern, I must remember it for the girls. Well done, great choice of fabric!

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      May 28, 2013, 06.09 PMby betterhandmade

      thank you! oh yes, the pattern is wonderful, and depending on the types of fabrics you use you can make it casual or dressy. so versatile!

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    May 28, 2013, 09.26 AMby Mary Athey

    both dresses are so gorgeous. its a tough choice but my favs the green. its stunning x

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      May 28, 2013, 06.08 PMby betterhandmade

      thanks so much! I know, I love anything cherry print and my fave color is lime green so it’s hard for me to pick a fave too!

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    May 28, 2013, 08.52 AMby renepassion

    Love the cherry dress. It look so sweet

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    May 28, 2013, 06.55 AMby schnui

    Both dresses are lovely. They will be so pretty and cool to wear.

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