Friday, August 10, 2007

Sew Crafty Friday: Vintage Dress





My friend (she with the newly adopted baby) was kind enough to let me borrow some of her patterns, including a really cool vintage one from 1954! It's already cut in a size 1, so that's the size of the pinafore I'm making for the baby. I figure she'll either wear it next winter with a sweater, or next spring. Anyhoo, my only problem is that my buttonhole attachment has vanished (it's in this room somewhere, but I can't find it and I've looked!), so I'll only be able to take this up to the buttonhole step. Oh, well, I hope it find it before next winter. I have a lot of projects that need buttons, LOL!

The dress has a princess line, which is just so pretty and girly. I wish little girls still dressed like this!

PS--there is a dark spot on the dress in the photo, but it's not there in real life. Strange trick of the flash, I suppose. The dress is attached to my mannequin, sans sleeves. The sides are not yet sewn, so it's not quite as wide as it looks.

Please visit Sher over at "Waiting for Him" for more crafty friday goodies!






18 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh I just love the pattern you are using! I have no little girls to buy for but I notice the stores don't carry very modest clothing for little girls. I really think that there is a market cute little dresses like these.

Have a great weekend!

Debbie J. said...

That's a cute pattern. I don't have any girls to sew for yet. My grandbaby is a boy, but maybe I can sew him some little button on the shoulder outfits. You must be a good seamstress!

I got the CVS deals! Now I have $20.00 burning a hole. Can't wait for the next week's sales paper.

Thanks, Debbie J.

Becca said...

Sweet! I collect vintage girls' clothing. You can bet there will be at least one little girl wearing these kinds of clothes. Your dress is nice.

Amy said...

Oh I just LOVE the pattern! How cute is it?? You're so right, they just don't make little girls' dresses so cute anymore! :( The material you've chosen is absolutely gorgeous too - she's going to be one sweet little girl! :)

Paula said...

Oh this pattern is TOO CUTE!!! You are so blessed! I have not been able to find any cute patterns like that! :) Although I do admit, I have looked and looked and LOOKED!!!

CARole said...

What a sweet little dress. So vintage. Love the fabric you used. i do not sew, only if i have to put a button back in it's place, so i always admire those of you that sew so beautifully. Now, i have to ask, what is caprese salad?

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Followed you here from Ava Grace's blog and now I am hooked! it seems to me that we have very similiar outlooks and tastes. This should be fun for me to keep up with; now to go and spend some time readingyour old blog.
Blondie

Misty Dawn said...

Hi there - you left a comment on my blog about your cousin having the same name as me - well, there are some other HUGE coincidences with what you said, and you have me very curious! I could not locate your e-mail address, so this was the only way I could figure out how to contact you. Could you send me an e-mail when you have time?

Triller said...

Hi to Nutmeg an Nutmegs Mum. Fanks for bisiting my blog. You talks like da Cat in Mutts. I likes dat Cat! I hab a Little Pink Sock too.
Wear is Lawn Guyland? An you say I hab an aksent???
See you around! I fink Mum is gonna let me blog dis week.
Yor new friend
Triller

Susie Q said...

Such a sweet pattern...so pretty.

Hugs,
Sue

Natasha said...

Adorable dress- i used to put my daughter in old dresses when she was little....sigh

Kelli said...

That is such a sweet dress and I think the fabric you chose is perfect!
Thank you for visiting my blog!
Kelli

Rebecca said...

My girl does!

EVERY day, practically. It is a RARE day when she does NOT wear a dress, and since I *LOVE* vintage, I jump on them when I can!

I am hopping over here to say hello and to let you know I got your email and have returned it. I looking VERy forward to our swap!

Have a wonderful day!

Gardengirl said...

Oh, what a sweet pattern!!!! I came across a box of patterns while going through my Mothers things. I am sure some of the patterns are from my Grandmothers collection also. I must take a closer look at them soon.

Littlepenpen said...

I love the pattern and I, too, wish little girls and women dressed "girlie" again!

Felicia said...

What a pretty little dress that is going to be :)

Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

oh it's LOVELY... I adore the fabric you chose!

Sarah said...

That is such a cute dress--love the fabric. I agree about little girls dressing this way--the stores have it all wrong with the "grown-up" clothes for girls. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog--very very nice of you! :-)