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Sewing My Own Vintage Dress part one

February 2, 2013

To deal with the complete shortage of affordable vintage out there, I have decided to start making my own vintage style dresses. I’m hoping to master a few patterns and then make them in different fabrics and finishes. I’ve made e few skirts over the years but never a dress so fingers crossed I get the hang of it!

To start I have ordered this pattern from Ebay…

It’s a copy of an early 1960s pattern by Butterick available here. I like the simplicity of the design, and I think it’ll work well in a variety of colours and fabrics.

I bought some cheap fabric for my first attempt as I’m sure I’ll make a few mistakes so I’ve ordered this simple floral cotton available here. At £2.99 a metre it’s not the end of the world if a little gets waisted.

I like the darker colour as I think I could wear it year-round.

I have also ordered this book to help me if I need it…

Available from Amazon here

I cannot wait for my supplies to arrive, and make a start. I’ll keep you posted on my progress!

  • Reply
    reretro
    February 2, 2013 at 10:56 am

    great idea…can’t wait to see the finished dress. there are lots of reissued vintage patterns now and this one you’ve found is gorgeous.

    • Reply
      vintagefrills
      February 2, 2013 at 11:22 am

      I chose this one because it looks imple, but I’ve seen some gorgeous ones out there. It’s great to b uy a re-issued one as the sizes are up to date.

  • Reply
    Sewing My Own Vintage Dress – part two | vintagefrills
    March 19, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    […] my last post about the dress I had cut the fabric from the pattern and then not touched it for a weeks. When I […]

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