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Vintage Pattern Dress

Added Apr 29, 2012

by guineveresmom

Woodburn, Oregon...






Based on a 1960’s girls pattern from my mom’s stash. The original pattern was the kind of thing where it included instructions for if one wished to make it from that stiff velveteen fabric with lace around the neckline. I laughed out loud when I read the “warning” on the bottom of the pattern envelope: “not suitable for chubby girls.” While my daughter doesn’t need that warning, still it seems like there has to be a nicer way to say it’s a close-fitting pattern, which is probably why they don’t print that on the envelopes any longer.

The fabric is just quilting cotton. Something about it made me think it didn’t want to be a quilt, so I bought multiple yards of it. The plan is eventually to make myself something out of it, but in the meantime, there was plenty for a size 3 floor length dress with bias-cut ruffles on every edge.

Material Notes

100% cotton, grosgrain ribbon from my stash.




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    May 2, 2012, 09.19 PMby nookie

    my daughter loves this dress – she is three. if it is long and twirly she wants it.

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      May 3, 2012, 04.53 PMby guineveresmom

      Thank you. When you have a girly-girl, its hard to go wrong if you go for long and twirly dresses.

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