Tuesday, January 22, 2013

1940s Blue Summer Dress

In looking through my pictures today, trying to find something to post, I came across this dress. Isn't it so cheerful and summery? Perfect for today!
Now I know you all know I love vintage things, aprons and sewing, but did you know I like to dabble in sewing vintage dresses too? (I am sure you all are saying, yeah, this doesn't surprise me.)
 Aren't the details something? For being a casual summer dress it certainly packs the a lot of details! My favorites- the u-shaped neckline with gathers and the pockets that are cut in one with the skirt and gathered with a self fabric tie.
 Some of details get lost in the print of the fabric, but that is okay with me, the fabric is just too cute! The sleeves are white because I didn't have quite enough fabric.
The cute little pockets.....
And a better view of the sleeves.


  1. Lovely dress! The style is so cute, and it is perfect with the fabric you have chosen.

    1. Thanks Sarah!
      The fabric was given to me and I fell instantly in love with it.

  2. That is such cheery fabric - and I love the sleeves with their little bows.

  3. Oh So Cute! That fabric is perfect! Is it vintage or a reproduction? No, I'm not surprised you stitch up a few vintage items! Next question--do you wear them? lol
    Blessings, My Friend!

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    1. Thank you! I need to find somewhere special to wear it.