Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Vintage Pattern Project: 1957 Sundress

Just finished! (just in time for the end of summer....huh?)
Aqua and white cotton voile sundress.


Vintage Mail-Order pattern, postmarked 1957

Side zipper fastening, two oversized patch pockets.



18 comments:

Lauren said...

Really beautiful! I love the pattern and choice of material!

~Lauren

Anna Olivia said...

Oh, how completely darling you are, and in that dress... ;-) Too cute. ~*~*~*~

Kristin said...

Wow, that is beautiful! I love the neckline, the back, the pockets, everything! :) I've never used a vintage clothing pattern before...is it pretty simple, or do you have to make a lot of adjustments?

~Kristin

Anonymous said...

That is sooo cute!! Such lovely fabric!
Meg

Sereina said...

Oh, so beautiful! I'd love to make a dress like that someday!

Atlanta said...

Thanks, everyone! :^)

Kristin, the only differences I have noticed when using vintage patterns as opposed to modern patterns, is the directions are a bit more sparse. But they are quite sufficient, especially if you have sewn before, or have someone you can ask about basic terms and techniques. I did also have to adjust this particular pattern quite a bit smaller, but I have to do that on most patterns. (I think most patterns run large...)

Stephanie Ann said...

Aww this looks like the best "garden dress." It's so pretty, I could just see those pockets holding a few fresh tomatoes and peppers as you weed the garden.

Chip said...

How lovely! I think that pattern is simply beautiful, and what a wonderful choice of fabric!

Anna Kiser said...

cUTE!

Michaela said...

So breezy, cute, and fresh! I love it! :)

SinginginHisName said...

adorable! I love the construction and the defined waist! Great job Atlanta! I love the color of the fabric as well! a sweet dress all around. :)

Dove said...

It's just gorgeous! I love vintage patterns, especially the 1950's!

Katie said...

Loverly! The big pockets are made of win. :D

Katie - D said...

Very pretty.


Blessings.
Katie

Allison said...

Wow! It's beautiful! You did an incredible job! : )

Fiddlin Girl said...

Aw!! I love it!! You look so cute, fresh, and summer-y! lol! I bet that is a nice thing to wear on hot days!!

Love ya! Sarah

Lauren said...

You've just been awarded the "Versatile Blogger Award"... And believe me, with all the lovely posting on a great variety of topics that you do, you quite deserve it! You can check out my latest post to see the award and rules etc...

~Lauren

April said...

I just started following your blog for your giveaway, and wow! I LOVE this dress! I have a couple of vintage mail-order patterns that I've gotten as part of a lot from eBay, but none as cute as this!

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