Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Simplicity 3542

I recently made Simplicty 3542. This was my first attempt at a vintage pattern and it actually wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be. I didn't follow the pattern instructions (but then I very rarely do) and I also left some of the pattern out. There are two different dickey (false shirt front) options for the pattern but I decided not to do either because I like having the option of wearing different t-shirts or blouses underneath the dress.

The result:


  1. It's a lovely frock!
    My Grandmama would have called it "Kelly Green".
    Welcome to Sew Retro and the vintage blogging-world...and could your mum find me a beutiful vintage dress too??

  2. Thanks so much.
    Well she always has an eye out for beautiful vintage dresses but sadly I think that dress was a one off. She's been second hand shopping sice she was 14 (almost 40 years) and she's never found anything like it before.

  3. Welcome to Sew Retro! I love your dress. You did an awesome job. Nice artsy pose, too.

  4. Thanks!
    The pose was an accident really, as I never know how to stand in photos.

  5. this is a really nice pattern that definately suits you...would look great made up in some thin winter wool as well! keep posting !


  6. Thanks. I'm going to make it in some different fabrics and colours now that I've got the hang of it.