Thursday, August 14, 2008

Vintage Housedress for Juniors: McCall 8164


It wraps in the back . . . it has rickrack trim on the front skirt yoke . . . it's easy to sew and comfortable to wear . . .


it's Clara's new favorite dress!

21 comments:

YayaOrchid said...

I love the pattern and the fabric is BEAUTIFUL! Where ever did you find such pretty fabric, pray tell. I love it! Lucky Clara!

Anonymous said...

Irene said:
Looks like such a beautiful dress, wish we can see more of it!Yes, I was wondering too, where to you purchase your fabrics?
Your daughters are so lucky!

Kimmie said...

Cute...tell your daughter she is so much cuter than the model on the pattern...pretty fabric too.

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Traci said...

I think those were called swirl dresses....they swirl around you and have one button. Very CUTE!!! Please show the whole dress.....

Ms. Dale said...

The fabric is beautiful and so is the pattern.
Your girls are fortunate to have mother who
sews, but you are also fortunate to have daughters
who seem to appreciate all these things you do
for them.
Wish I could have seen all of Clara in this beautiful
dress.
Thanks for sharing.
Ms. Dale

Laura of Harvest Lane said...

I am officially ashamed of myself. I have two lovely daughters and I haven't been sewing for them.

I must get busy while they will still like it!

Laura

Lynn said...

Very pretty! I love the fabric.

Lynn

Denise said...

The pattern is just like a vintage SWIRL dress I purchased. I have been searching for a pattern to make them. Where did you find this one? My daughter loves these dresses too. I really like your fabric and trim combination!

Lisateresa said...

How cute is that?

Ella said...

Simply darling! Oh, I am ever so envious! =) I love the rickrack and the cut of the skirt.

~Johanna (CrookedSapphires on the S&S forum:))

Karen said...

Ahhh....just lovely. I have always loved the rickrack trims on your sewing.

Bethgem said...

I stopped breathing for a minute when I saw that butter-yellow one on the pattern envelope.

Amy said...

Ooh, I love it! :-)

PolishMishka said...

Very beautiful AND inspiring! Last week I followed your example of your apron-inspired thrift store spiff-up. Turned out well YET reclaimed by my 10 year old daughter. Your blog is inspiring and encouraging to me, I look forward to more.

rhet825 said...

Your blog always inspires me! Yesterday's post made me want to run right out to the thrift shop; still hunting for a good one around here.

Can't wait to try making the sponge cake!

You stitch such beautiful dresses for your beautiful girls! I am so hoping our next grandbaby, due in February, will be a girl to sew for.

myvintagecharm said...

As usual- absolutely gorgeous! Both the dress and daughter are lovely :)

Kyna said...

What a lovely dress! Very feminine fabric, but it looks like it would be quite practical, too.

Please post full length shots.

Roxanne said...

I'm chiming in with everyone else: PLEASE show the whole dress (front AND back) and what does one do to get a copy of that pattern? Sadly in a much larger size?

Roxanne

Anonymous said...

I sure wish they'd re-issue some of these numbers.

hicktowndiva said...

Could you please show a picture of the whole dress? It looks like it is very pretty, but I can only see such a tiny bit of it...

Eva Girl said...

I've been working on a dress just like this (McCall 8164, posted 8/08) - I don't have the pattern so it's trial and error - Clara's dress came out beautifully! I'd love to see what the rest of it looked like!!!

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