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Yellow Vintage Wool Dress

Added Apr 14, 2012

by JuliaBobbin

Melbourne, Austr...






I modified Butterick pattern #5603 to create this dress.
I added sleeves and a lace collar, and re-drafted the skirt for a pencil shape.

The dress is made out of wool crepe and is fully lined. Wool crepe is so fabulous to sew with that I have decided to now only sew with wool crepe (ridiculous claim #354). Every time my Janome sunk it’s needle into this fabric, Marvin Gaye’s ’Let’s get it on’ inexplicably started playing.

For more photos and details, or to see the other three dresses I’ve made with this pattern, check out my blog post at JuliaBobbin


Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage
Lace/Sequins, Wool

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    May 26, 2012, 01.46 AMby queenbean


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    Apr 18, 2012, 07.15 AMby olystyrene

    Helloooooooo Joan Harris! You are blessed with an amazing silhouette! I love the little bust gathers, they add just the right amount of “aha” to the dress. And the lace collar was a perfect addition. The pointiness accompanies the curviness of the rest of the dress so beautifully!

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      Apr 19, 2012, 03.20 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Oh you are wonderful to say that! Ace of base even.

      Thanks lovely x

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    Apr 16, 2012, 10.53 PMby barmaglot

    So beautiful!

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    Apr 16, 2012, 04.39 PMby sunnilj9

    This is so terribly chic! I love the yellow on you too! You look like a million bucks as always! Gorgeous creation lady! xoxo, Sunni

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      Apr 19, 2012, 03.13 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Sunni you’re wonderful. Thank you :)

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    Apr 16, 2012, 04.24 PMby jacquipardue

    awesome!! I love the shape of this dress. it looks fantastic on you. good job!

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      Apr 19, 2012, 03.12 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Thank you, I also love the shape too … this is now the fourth time I’ve used this shape pattern!

      Thanks for your comment x

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    Apr 16, 2012, 12.45 PMby nishavinod2009

    simply beautiful! color is perfect for summer

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      Apr 19, 2012, 03.11 AMby JuliaBobbin

      I know! It’s such a pitty that I’m headed into winter. At least this way I can pretend it’s summer :)

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    Apr 16, 2012, 09.03 AMby Couture Academic

    Lovely as usual! Who does your photography? The pictures are always so great!

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      Apr 19, 2012, 03.10 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Thank you! My husband Robin takes the photos for me and I’ll be sure to pass on your comment to him :)

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    Apr 16, 2012, 01.54 AMby servareginae

    Expertly made and beautifully fitted.

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      Apr 19, 2012, 03.08 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Thank you, that means a lot!

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    Apr 15, 2012, 12.55 PMby jadealamode

    your dress looks so fab!! The collar is just perfect!

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      Apr 19, 2012, 03.08 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Thank you so much! I do love me a collar :)

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    Apr 15, 2012, 12.52 PMby kerstika

    Very classy!

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      Apr 19, 2012, 03.07 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Mission accomplished then! Thanks :)

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    Apr 15, 2012, 12.39 PMby lennert

    Simply beautiful!

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    Apr 15, 2012, 12.17 PMby runbeth22

    Very cute and flattering!

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    Apr 15, 2012, 12.12 PMby zranitelna

    Wow, what a fit! You look like a star from an old magazine. Great. Your creations are a big inspiration for me.

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      Apr 19, 2012, 03.03 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Oh wow that is so nice to hear, you’ve made my day with that comment! x

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    Apr 15, 2012, 12.01 PMby TailorFairy

    Very pretty! Love it!

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    Apr 15, 2012, 11.03 AMby RuellaDesigns

    very nice work!

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    Apr 15, 2012, 10.42 AMby kraftykuka

    This is gorgeous! Beautiful colour, perfect fit, and the lace collar detail is divine!

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      Apr 19, 2012, 03.02 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Thank you so much!

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    Apr 15, 2012, 10.41 AMby groovymama

    Beautiful as always, Julia. Love the color.

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      Apr 19, 2012, 03.02 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Aw thanks! Yes the colour is so bright and cheery it’s impossible to wear it and not be in a great mood.

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    Apr 15, 2012, 10.00 AMby dottty

    Haha I do totally understand the Marvin Gaye thing ;) and another wowzer frock, thats so pretty jj:)x

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      Apr 19, 2012, 03.02 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Lady you’re lovely, thank you :)

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    Apr 15, 2012, 03.46 AMby madling

    nice !!

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    Apr 15, 2012, 12.20 AMby zsyzu

    Perfect as always. The color, fit and fabric are all top notch!

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      Apr 19, 2012, 03.01 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Thank you madam!

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