Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Is she pretty on the inside?



I bought this pattern with a bunch of other early 60's ones. I liked the bow-type thing on the neckline, but didn't find either of the skirt styles very appealing. I decided to do a box pleated skirt instead of the a-line or straight skirts from the pattern.   



Most of the seams are french ones because I'm lazy. You see, the overlocker is in a different room to my sewing machine. This means I have to go all the way to the other room if I want to overlock anything. It just seems easier to stay at my machine and sew an extra seam. As an added bonus, the finish you get with french seams makes the inside pretty.



This is the detail on the neckline.The background colour is weird. It looks white next to cream things and cream next to white things. I topstitched it in white which looks alright, but doesn't match perfectly.


There was a picture of me smiling in this pose, but the dress didn't look good so bored face it is

I love this dress. Yellow and cream/white are not normally colours I would go for, but I love lemons, both real ones and prints.


Sunglasses: Vintage shop in England
Dress: Simplicity 4987
Belt: Op shopped
Shoes: The Warehouse

21 comments:

  1. What a pretty dress! I have a skirt I made from this exact same fabric.

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  2. You've done a great job, that dress is gorgeous and the print and colour are fabulous. Go on, give us a smile. x

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  3. I love this dress too! Gorgeous print and colours, and you've made it so beautifully.
    You don't have to smile, my resting face ranges from vaguely pissed off to downright arsey. Just can't help myself. xxxxx

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  4. That is gorgeous and it fits you so well.

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  5. Bored face is fine with me. My normal face tends to be either arsey or gormless! I love this dress. Such a pretty print xx

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  6. It's most awfully sweet, and I personally love the colours and the print!
    O, yes, the neckline is pretty damned cute! X

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  7. Lemons are lovely. A very spring like dress.

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  8. Oh it's so cute sweet....I love the pattern.....I think the box pleats look great.
    Bring on summer.....it will be perfect.
    Love V

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  9. I love this dress, and the way it gives the impression of a slightly dropped waistline.

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  10. Love it. I too feel like my serger is in another zone- I love a French seam- it just feels so tidy.

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  11. Haha I love that french seams are your 'lazy' seams! Gorgeous dress, especially the neckline x

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  12. Love the fabric, the colors are so nice!

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  13. Yet another beautiful frock! I'm the same with light colours, but yellow is growing on me. I love the style of this frock....just divine! Xx

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  14. Lovely dress, I love the yellow and white/cream, it looks so fresh, gorgeous!

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  15. I would love to be able to just get up and say, hm, I need a new dress... I know! I'll make one! You're too cool.

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  16. Your dresses get more beautiful every time, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  17. Sooo pretty! Your new skirt shape is way nicer than the pattern options. Zoe x

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  18. What a pretty dress, I love the fabric :)

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