This is a second dress inspired by this vintage early 60s (?) one with the button tab shoulders:
When I finished this dress back in early summer it was actually a UFO from the end of summer last year and who doesn’t love getting a UFO off their hands?
This is the pattern I used for the bodice, only I made it sleeveless and brought the neckline in a bit as I didn’t want it quite so wide. For the skirt I just cut 2 selvedge to selvedge panels and pleated it up into the waist.
This is probably my favourite of all the dresses I made this summer, I just love how it turned out.
This was the happy result of a vintage dress inspiration and the right fabric coming along at the right time.
Here is the original dress that happened along my Pinterest feed and set the ball rolling:
So now that summer is officially over, let me start catching up on posting my summer sewing! Ha.
Next up in my Summer Frock Parade is this little number in a cute pistachio and ivory print cotton (probably a quilting cotton). It also continues with the mint/aqua and coral theme I’ve got going on this year – yes, I know, I haven’t posted anything coral yet, I’ll get there!
Some months ago I pinned this vintage dress to my “Sewing Ideas” board:
Happy Canada Day everyone! Or, for those of us who like to “kick it old school”: Happy Dominion Day!
A few years ago I discovered something really fun (at least I think it’s fun!): I had this early 60s pattern:
Yes, it’s that time of year again! Or it was, a couple of weeks ago.
This year’s ensemble was nothing like last year’s mammoth undertaking. With a tentative PhD thesis defense date set, there was no way I could devote that much time this year.
However, I may actually love this year’s ensemble as much as last year’s, and I certainly enjoyed wearing it a lot more! lol (this year’s was much more user-friendly!)
To make things easier for myself I used sewing patterns I already had, and just did a bit of frankenpatterning. I combined two 1950s patterns for the dress and used one other for the bolero.
I took the dress bodice from this pattern:
As much as I hate to see summer leave, fall is just about my favourite season to sew for, the colours are just the best! Case in point: