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Retro Reminiscent Good-bye Party Dress

Added Jun 28, 2012

by Fipp

Dallas, Texas, U...






This dress is made from Simplicity 2180 in the style that originally called for three-quaters length sleeves. In the process of making this dress however, I realized that the sleeves might not be a good idea in the scorching Texas heat. I made bias tape and turned under the sleeves which turned out rather nicely. The hem is 1 1/4in and the material is 100% Cotton. There is an invisible zipper under the arm. Even though the pattern is not strictly called retro or vintage, the feel of the dress and the style that it turned out was very reminiscent of a retro style. The pattern was easy to follow, but the instructions for the putting in of the pockets were slightly perplexing. I am planning on wearing this dress to a party that my friend is having before she goes to school abroad.

Material Notes

100% cotton




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Mod

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    Feb 20, 2013, 02.30 AMby pictureit17

    It has pockets! I agree about the retro/vintage style.

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    Jun 28, 2012, 09.34 PMby skeeler

    You did a great job! That dress is perfect, and you look so good in it. Congrats. (I’m in TX too, so I know about the necessity for sleeveless this time of year.)

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    Jun 28, 2012, 08.52 PMby Mary Athey

    i think i’ll have to get me this pattern. your dress is simply gorgeous, i love the style and the fabric and its made extremly well x

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    Jun 28, 2012, 08.46 PMby nookie

    lovely pattern – i should have bought it at the recent 50% off sale. The dress also looks beautifully made.

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    Jun 28, 2012, 08.16 PMby kihli

    Beautiful dress, and I also think it looks quite retro (I think it is the fabric that adds a nice retro touch to it)! I like your dress more than the one on the pattern envelope!

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    Jun 28, 2012, 06.42 PMby kathryn parry

    Your dress is lovely, I really like the back and that it has pockets, which I have not tried to do yet. :)

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