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Vintage velour dress

Added Apr 13, 2016

by Iris Arctica

Malmö, Sweden






When cleaning out my stash I found two smaller pieces of velour and decided to combine them to make a dress. I also ended up using two different patterns: the top half is taken from a vintage Swedish pattern and the skirt from Butterick 6282, which is a reproduction of a pattern from c. 1941. The dress closes in the front with buttons covered with black velour and in the side with sew-in snaps. My favorite feature is the yoke that extends into the sleeves. More pictures and details on my blog

Material Notes

Black stretch velour, floral synthetic velour, self covered fabric buttons.




Winter, Fall
Garment Type

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    May 13, 2016, 12.09 AMby sewing fanatic

    just beautiful how you’ve done this

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    Apr 21, 2016, 02.06 PMby Stacyco

    Excellent find! These two pieces of velour perfectly match on the color and the texture. It turned out a nice dress in a retro style.

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    Apr 18, 2016, 09.15 PMby SeamRacer

    What a wonderful dress! It’s great to see you finally used Butterick 6282 (I know you mentioned you were working on it), and your improvements do well for the dress…those gathers (in the original pattern) need taming don’t they! It looks quite cozy and I love the texture, the colors, and especially all the details you put into the dress.

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      May 21, 2016, 07.10 PMby Iris Arctica

      Thanks! I have been experimenting a bit with the bodice of Butterick 6282, but still haven’t decided on what fabric to use…

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    Apr 14, 2016, 09.16 AMby RashaT

    Yes, buttons are so amazing and the dress is well made, look great:-)

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      Apr 14, 2016, 04.13 PMby Iris Arctica

      Thank you, Rasha! I was surprised how easy it was to make the buttons (I just hope they won’t fall apart).

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      Apr 15, 2016, 08.32 AMby RashaT

      Haha I think it definitely will not happen… I have never done buttons, I thought it is very hard so instead trying that I still procrastinating!

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    Apr 13, 2016, 05.20 PMby izbott

    It’s truly a perfect colder weather dress. I like how you have used the stash to make it. The buttons are cool too!

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      Apr 14, 2016, 04.17 PMby Iris Arctica

      Thank you! Yes, the fabric is quite warm and the fit blousy enough to wear a shirt underneath. The colours aren’t exactly spring-like, so I think I will save it till autumn.

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