Monday, October 22, 2007

Vintage Fifties Dress: Simplicity 3749


A beautiful pattern for a housecoat, housedress, or street dress. Seriously, a housedress? I made this up in a cotton and it seems *very fancy* to me! I think I will be wearing it out of the house.


A gorgeous cotton find from Denver Fabrics--sixty inches wide and luminous watery color.


Keeping things on the luxe side, I used pale pink velvet ribbon in place of seam binding at the cuffs (I love cuffs! I love three-quarter sleeves!).


I also used the velvet ribbon as a waist stay. The skirt drapes beautifully--I love the gathered panels at the side front.

18 comments:

Serena said...

Oh my! I *love* the collar...and the fabric...and the velvet ribbon!!! Your new dress is gorgeous!

Elizabeth Joy said...

I love 3/4 sleeves too. And the color is wonderful! It looks really nice.

Jenny said...

It's very pretty Anna. I think it would be OK for wearing at home when you are having a leisurely day

Suzanne said...

Oh just lovely! I would wear it out too:-)

Dawn said...

Beautiful detail...
I am a three quarter sleeve person also.
Great work, Anna!

Anonymous said...

reminds me of dresses in Laura Ashley shops, back in the day. Can still smell Fragrance No. 1 as I look at your dress!

deb meyers

Anonymous said...

Housecoats back then are prettier than the dresses they have the shops today. I would definitly wear it out too! No one would know that it was a vintage housecoat pattern! And if they did I think they would agree with me.

Anonymous said...

That is the lovelies dress (and fabric) I've ever seen!! I'm going to have to find that pattern!
-Tyna

Elaine said...

Beautiful.

~Elaine

Melissa said...

It's so beautiful!

Heather said...

Your dress is just lovely! Enjoy wearing it out or in - either way you'll feel feminine and blessed!

Amy said...

Ooh, how BEAUTIFUL! Your right...seriously, a HOUSEDRESS?? Pretty fancy for a housedress.

Shelley Jo said...

That fabric is delicious. :-)

Anonymous said...

Really pretty! And thanks for a peek at your finishing...I always like seeing how other people finish their garments. I'm such a novice sew-er, but I can tell when something has had that extra bit of attention. It makes so much difference.

Brenda

Grafted Branch @ Restoring the Years said...

That's lovely...I only *wish* I could pull off that collar! lol.

Or the waist. ;)

Jodie said...

This dress is GORGEOUS!! I am so in love with the pink velvet ribbon! It makes me giddy. :)

Lea said...

I so love the June Cleaver look!!! Wonderful!!

Leah H. said...

well, as I stumble on about the 4th simplicity pattern now don't I feel silly. :) this is gorgeous! I love the collar!

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