Friday, April 04, 2008

Sew Crafty Friday: Vintage Dress


I did some more work on the vintage dress I started quite a long time ago. It now has some cute flower-shaped buttons!
My friend let me raid her pattern stash after she adopted her daughter, since she'll be too busy to do much sewing. Of course, this dress is for little Abigail Rose. Abi isn't even a year old yet. I'd guess this dress will fit her at about age 3. It's a princess line and the skirt part is really whirly-twirly. It needs a crinoline, LOL! The pattern dates back to 1954. I retraced it because the pieces are really too old and delicate to use directly. You can tell the pattern is old--the envelope offers yardage on fabric that is 36 inches wide. I'm not sure they even sell that now!
Well, if you want to see some other creativity, please visit Shereen's blog, "Waiting for Him" for Sew Crafty Friday. (See my sidebar.) I hope you participate, too!

11 comments:

Terri & Crew said...

Clare, that is gorgeous! I love it and I love the buttons as well. Good job!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

How pretty! Lucky Abi to have such a beautiful frock waiting for her.

The Happy Housewife said...

That is so adorable... I love the style!

Miranda said...

That dress is just precious!

Mom Of Faith said...

This is SO pretty. I just wish I could sew. Its been a dream, but I'm still young..maybe someday.

Debbie J. said...

I'm sure the older patterns fit better than the newer ones! Very pretty. I can see that you love to to sew!

Candace said...

Any little girl would love that dress!

Simply Stork said...

beautiful dress...it is truely gorgeous!!!

~simply~

Ginny said...

My daughter was looking over my shoulder while I was reading your post and asked 'Can I have that?' She's 11. Goes to show how lovely it is. She's pretty finicky(sp?)about clothes. I love the fabric and the style. You did a wonderful job, as usual. :)

momawake said...

Very cute.

Lisa Knight said...

So cute! Love the buttons!!!