Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Summer House Dress: Vintage Simplicity 1778



I have done one more version of this favorite: a house dress in crisp aqua cotton with purple flowers and purple piping.



I love these unusual color combinations!

What is a house dress? A comfortable cotton dress that's easy to put on and take off, roomy enough to work in, pretty enough to hang out at home in. Not street wear, for me.



Love the wrap tie--and couldn't help but notice this *exact* style dress, in a solid linen, for sale in the Garnet Hill catalog this month!

21 comments:

Serena said...

Beautiful! Where DO you get your fabric?
QueenOrual from S&S Board

appliejuice said...

Very pretty. I have been looking for this pattern since you first posted about it and I can't find it anywhere. :( I'm still looking. :D

Mrs. Rabe said...

It is very pretty and the color combo is fun!

I really enjoy your blog!

Leslie said...

Lovely! It looks ready for Spring, now if this weather would cooperate. How do you whip up your dresses so quickly?

house full of love said...

so pretty love the colors in this dress as well as the style

house full of love said...

the dress is so pretty and I like the style as well

Rebecca said...

Very nice!! I love it!!! I, too love the color combinations!
Flowershopgirl from S&S board

Melissa said...

That print is gorgeous! Fabulous job!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful! You have such a knack for picking the most lovely fabrics!

Joyful House Farms said...

Anna! Not street wear for you?! I'd be proud as a peacock to wear such a lovely frock out and about! It's marvelous! What kind of loveliness do you wear out? :)
And, please do tell your fabric source.
Cara

inchworm said...

What a delight to see you wearing your brown polka dot dress in church last Sunday. So pretty.

Trina said...

Anna - so, when do you BLOG? I seriously think there must be two of you...

Autumn said...

What a pretty dress! It looks nice and bright for spring!
You have a very nice blog, and it is always fun to read!

AmeliaB said...

Simply lovely.

~Amelia

Firefly said...

Wow! I absolutely love that material and you did a fantastic job on that dress. I usually wear Mennonite cape dresses. I wish I had one made out of this material, though. How pretty! :)

Randi said...

Lovely! The dress is so spring-y!

Denn said...

Anna, how many dresses are you able to make for yourself in a week or a month? I have so much to sew for my girls that I never get around to me!

Rona's Home Page said...

You're so talented.

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Anonymous said...

I like Creamed Corn...Yummy.

AIMEE said...

adorable!!

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