Sunday, 29 March 2009

Outfit # 56 - vintage style dress



Once a bedsheet, now a pretty vintage style dress! You may recall my messy sewing room post, where I posted the Butterick 1950s (no date listed at all, it was designed in New York but manufactured in Australia) pattern and overall it was quite easy to make, and those old instructions are just so much better and really straightforward to follow. So the wrap over bit is actually fine, but the shoulders may need shoulderpads or something, and perhaps heaps more boobs that I've got!

Inspired by my new sewing crush, here's my photo collection!




So it looks great, but I'm a little bit little for the larger top, so let me know if you're interested and I'll list it on etsy for you with the measurements! I'm pulling it in at the back so it looks good on me! Because of the wrap pieces on the front I'm reluctant to take it in further, because they sit really nicely at the moment!

I'm making some shirts now for a lady friend of mine, from so excellent bedsheets, so it's a big refashion week for me! I might quickly go and post this on Wardrobe Refashion too!

15 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! You look super cute, and awesome pics btw!

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  2. This is a darling look on you!

    I would put this pattern at 1957 based on Cemetarian's dating guide: http://www.cemetarian.com/index.php?pr=Butterick_History

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  3. Great picture montage and love that graffiti wall. ADORABLE dress! Another great one by you!

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  4. I love it! You have really made a beautiful garment here! It's vintage, but looks so modern. Fantastic that it's made from a sheet too - what fun!

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  5. Love the pics and dress. Your a sewing whiz. I thought of you the other day when I was perusing a Diana mannequin, I so want one, but she just wouldn't fit in my tiny cramped studio/dining room/craft room. Thanks for your comments on my blog, made me feel better. I'd been stressing about whether to do those pillow cases or not and I'm glad I just went for it.

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  6. It looks gorgeous! And a very cute photo shoot ;)

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  7. A bedsheet???!! I'm totally impressed. How creative you are.

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  8. Just gorgeous! And even better - I've just realised that you're the mystery knitting girl that creates fabulous guerilla knitting in my neighbourhood. My kids have asked me to teach them to knit so that they can do "fuzzy grafitti". Such fun!

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  9. hot, hot, hot!!! That dress looks awesome!! How cool is it seeing an old bedsheet then lookin at what you've turned it into! :)

    Very impressed!!

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  10. hi, thanks for the comment, I love your blog and am linking to it now! this dress is the most amazing thing ever, i wish i could sew!

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  11. I love you in this yellow dress, so gorgeous!! You are amazing Veronica!! x

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  12. The dress looks fantastic. You have great style.

    Anna

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  13. Lovely color and excellent blog you have here stylish Lady!

    //jess s/

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