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springtime sweetness

Added May 5, 2008

by elegantmusings

Virginia, Virgin...






Confession: I made this over the winter, but I just got around to hemming it! lol.

Made from a cute, 1930s pattern I bought on ebay, this was actually the “test” version but ended up being far too cute to hide away. I love the lines and the sleeves are just too much fun!!

This was the perfect dress to spend the afternoon at my favorite tea room for my birthday. :)

Material Notes

cotton print from JoAnn’s clearance section, 1930s Simplicity frock pattern




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    Jul 14, 2010, 05.31 PMby lonestarcasie

    Precious. I love your style.

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    Jun 17, 2010, 09.44 PMby silkdress

    It is very cute!

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    Mar 17, 2010, 10.37 PMby helenadoll

    what a happy little dress! :D

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    Oct 17, 2009, 02.56 PMby triin1992

    I love it. this is absolutly beautiful.

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    Oct 17, 2009, 02.56 PMby triin1992

    I love it. this is absolutly beautiful.

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    Sep 14, 2009, 11.59 AMby florean-fortescue

    I am in love with this dress! The sleeves are just perfect! How I wish I had that pattern!

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    Aug 16, 2009, 07.48 PMby missb3

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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    Dec 29, 2008, 08.07 AMby reggiebaby

    This is lovely!!!

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    Nov 3, 2008, 04.51 AMby poopsy

    This is a gorgeous Outfit!!!

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    Sep 30, 2008, 01.20 AMby pinksunflower

    Wow I love your outfits! You have to love the 30s! great era for womens wear!!!!

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    Jul 10, 2008, 10.55 PMby craftdinner

    wow, I want this pattern!!!! looks so great!!! ps I love your hairdo!!

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    Jun 11, 2008, 04.38 AMby staticstasy

    Very cute indeed like everyone said! :)

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    Jun 8, 2008, 09.59 PMby erogers0203

    this is excellent! this retro style looks fantastic on you :)

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    May 11, 2008, 04.13 AMby jellybean

    Yes another wonderful creation from you. I love all of your work. You are very inspiring.

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    May 6, 2008, 08.59 PMby emilykate

    WOW. It looks amazing, as everyone has said!! But I am also incredibly impressed that you were able to use an original 30s pattern- I have never attempted any really old patterns, because they have no printing on them, just holes and cuts for notches etc- I find it too confusing!

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    May 6, 2008, 04.54 PMby keelysews

    This gorgeous dress suits you so well!! It is just beautiful.

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    May 6, 2008, 10.43 AMby fashion1

    great job again! it turned out so beautiful.

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    May 6, 2008, 09.14 AMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    i always veer towards the 50s patterns and now i see the value of the 30s! lovely as always.

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    May 6, 2008, 06.11 AMby naughtylittlepony

    That looks great on you. I love vintage patterns.

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    May 6, 2008, 05.28 AMby miss-g

    So gorgeous. It fits you perfectly. You look like a star.

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    May 6, 2008, 01.29 AMby merita

    I love it. You always make lovely dresses.

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    May 6, 2008, 12.43 AMby lybu

    Another gorgeous dress. Great fabric choice. I love all of your creations.

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    May 5, 2008, 11.48 PMby francispoach

    Just…lovely!! I wish people dressed as stylish as you… Walking on the street would be more funny!! Thanks for your creations!!

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    May 5, 2008, 11.41 PMby toupinette

    I love your retro style. You’re so talented!!!

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    May 5, 2008, 11.33 PMby escorpio

    Your style is great and this dress as well! I also like how you put your whole look together with the shoes, the bag and the hair, you have a great eye for details.

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    May 5, 2008, 11.21 PMby sardinha

    Lovely! I like it so much! You look like a pin-up. I think it’s a great job. You also give a sweet personal touch with the flower on your hair. Very stilish on your pics!

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    May 5, 2008, 11.05 PMby senasews

    this dress is stunning. absolutely gorgeous!

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    May 5, 2008, 10.18 PMby bellinda81

    This dress is soooo cute. I was given a heap of vintage patterns which look similar to this one. Your dress looks so good I’m going to give some of my old patterns a go too! Thanks for the inspiration.

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    May 5, 2008, 10.15 PMby maya511

    so beautiful!!! you look like a classic hollywood actress like maureen o’hara or hedy lamar!

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    May 5, 2008, 07.48 PMby jj1

    Very sweet dress, I love love it, especially how you did with the collar.

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