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Vintage + Batik Stripes

Added Apr 1, 2011

by daughterfish

Brooklyn, New Yo...






My first foray into a stack of vintage patterns I’ve been collecting.

I picked up this 1960 Vogue pattern for $2 at an antique mall in Idaho. A friend gave me the rayon. I wasn’t sure what to do with the fabric (it’s so crazy!), but I really like it with this pattern! I love mixing vintage patterns with modern prints.

I added a lapped zipper on the side (my first, and I think I’ll do it with all of my dresses from now onI like the look much more than an invisible zipper).

And I love the back…

Addendum: I added a few more pictures here to show some of my finishing techniques. I still need practice on making a lapped zipper, as you’ll see:) I also used bias tape to finish the seam edges at the waist, and to hem the skirt. I like this method, particularly because it keeps loose strings tidy and hidden.

I used a Threads tutorial to learn how to do the lapped zipper:

I may add more details on my newborn blog (really, it is newborn, just one post!):
Daughter Fish

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    Jun 1, 2011, 09.48 AMby u120418

    The fabric looks great sewn into that pattern – the shape is lovely!

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    Apr 23, 2011, 01.14 PMby toxictriolet

    I love the mix of vintage and contemporary. The fabric brings the dress to life!

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    Apr 17, 2011, 07.34 AMby mnavoy

    this is absolutely stunning!

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    Apr 15, 2011, 12.34 PMby tinybows

    sooo lovely!

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    Apr 15, 2011, 04.26 AMby Laurel CJ

    This is great! I love the textile with that dress pattern, nice match

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    Apr 15, 2011, 01.03 AMby liliashp

    So pretty! I love the cut & fabric choice.

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    Apr 14, 2011, 05.24 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    gorgeous— i’d love to see a pic of the lapped zipper!

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    Apr 14, 2011, 04.18 PMby erikaj

    so pretty, well done!

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    Apr 14, 2011, 02.02 PMby emilywirt

    I looooove this fabric!

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    Apr 9, 2011, 09.01 AMby amandala

    This is a great dress!

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    Apr 1, 2011, 06.02 PMby dreamfast

    Beautiful. Love the shoulder line ;)

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    Apr 1, 2011, 05.55 PMby giunta

    beautiful combination!

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    Apr 1, 2011, 05.07 PMby erica-penton

    Great dress! The fabric worked out really well.

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