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Springtime Green

Added Apr 17, 2013

by lauramae

Novato, Californ...






Simplicity 1939: Misses’ Dress in two lengths with sleeve variations.

This design is a bit of a departure for me, but I was immediately drawn to the design as soon as I saw it, and as I learned from standardized test taking: your first intuition is usually right!

I originally intended to make the long sleeve/long skirted version of this dress in a rayon fabric, but then I happened upon this cotton shirting buried in a box of fabric, and thought it would work perfectly for a crisp summer dress – and here we are! The original design had the yoke cut on the bias but Simplicity changed that, and while this would not have worked well with the stripes in my cotton, this is an alteration I will definitely try if/when I make another.

I would highly recommend this pattern – it is unlike any other contemporary pattern that I have come across lately, and a completely different silhouette is always fun!

More pictures may be found over on my blog, Lilacs & Lace.

Material Notes

Cotton Shirting




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Apr 18, 2013, 05.57 PMby pictureit17

    Great dress. I have this pattern and it’s definitely one I’d consider making again.

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    Apr 17, 2013, 07.58 PMby Tiffany Phares

    I love this dress! What an interesting shape. Will have to get this pattern for sure! Beautiful green color too-you did awesome :)

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    Apr 17, 2013, 09.53 AMby katensew

    A nice fresh colour — wish Spring would come here !! Today very cold again !

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