Online Sewing Pattern Designer

1950s floral day dress

Name 1950s floral day dress
Status finished
Started Apr 14, 2018
Completed Apr 23, 2018
Progress 100 %
Privacy public
Notes I was prompted to make this based on Tanya Maile Hughes “Dress Like Your Grandma Sewing Challenge.”
There’s a good 3” of ease in the fitted bodice, for me. I’m debating taking it in at the side seams. If I ever make a more formal version, say in silk or velveteen, I would take in the ease..
• Primary fashion fabric: from a vintage bedspread I found on Etsy. It is a cotton that’s a very loose weave, basically like gauze. Underlining was essential to help it keep its shape.
• Pink linen - contrast on collar, sleeves and bias tape at hem were from a RTW shirt. I had this shirt on my work table.
• Aqua linen - Hong Kong seam bias tape was from some lovely linen napkins. I was looking for some lining fabric for another project and found these beauties. Perhaps I won’t use linen again for Hong Kong seams, too bulky.
• White underlining - full size sheet
• invisible zipper - from RTW dress
Full details on pattern review dot com

Users Comments

  • Amy Clarke

    Looks gorgeous. And that fabric is amazing!

  • Shazzakay

    Looks great on you and love the colours!

  • Lisa C


  • Anne-Marie Dionne

    This is a cheerful dress! I love those bright colors. The contrasting pink is perfect. Bravo!

  • désirée boutault

    tres jolie réalisation

  • Maria

    What a lot of work has gone into this!
    Very nice result, I am inspired to try out this pattern now :)