Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Vintage Teen Dress: Simplicity 2547


Clara made this!

She did a great job and got all the major parts together . . . then she went to chamber music camp and ran out of steam. We gathered it up off the sewing table this morning and charged ahead.


Zipper. Buttonholes. Buttons. Hem.


Until all that was left to do was a photo shoot under the sugar maple.

35 comments:

Greta said...

The hem is always my least favorite part. Many of my outfits are still unhemmed.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous! She is a real beauty!

Happymom4 aka Hope Anne said...

My 13 year old daughter is just starting to sew her own skirts this summer, and it's so fun to have a daughter at that stage! ;-) Thanks for sharing. I posted about my Dd's skirts on my Xanga blog in the last two weeks postings.

Michele said...

Clara, you did a marvelous job! Your mother's talent appears to have been passed down. You girls are a credit to the sewing community ~ truly virtuous women.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Lovely!

Bethany Hudson said...

I am so impressed!

Tracy said...

What a beautiful dress...she's done an amazing job of it.

Rose said...

Great job. I am aiming to be able to sew so well. Is Clara's styling her hair slightly differently? Looks lovely anyway.

Katie said...

Gorgeous! Well done, Clara

YayaOrchid said...

Beautiful dress! What strikes me is how much Daisy looks like her. I can almost see how Daisy will someday look.

Julie said...

Could your family be anymore accomplished? What talent!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I love the fabric and the dress.

I wish some of the teenager girls around here (even homeschool girls) would realize how much more lovely they would look in such a dress as opposed to what they wear -- or don't wear.

When the teenage boys complain about their lack of modesty, you know it is not a good thing.

The nice thing about sewing is you can find those patterns and make the dresses.

Your daughter is a vision of beauty. :)

Rhonda said...

Absolutely lovely and impressive.
I love the pattern, the fabric and the dress.
Clara did a great job!!

Kelly said...

oh, so beautiful! she did a lovely job!

Mrs. Farrah Ginter said...

I love it! Congratulations Clara! Anna you are doing your daughter a great service by teaching her to make her own clothing!

Paulina said...

What a beautiful dress!

VRM said...

Lovely! The only thing missing is a crinoline...

Lisateresa said...

What an excellent job! Doesn't look *homemade* at all! And your hairstyle is very becoming, Clara.

Chas said...

Oh my stars what a GORGEOUS job! Wonderful work, like mother like daughter! :)

Chas


http://www.homesteadblogger.com/chas

Rebekah said...

I would so much rather see teenage girls in lovely vintage-style dresses like Clara's than in the current fashions.

Sleepless Stitch said...

It is a beautiful dress!! I have some old 50's patterns... this inspires me to get going on them!
Well done =)

Sharon said...

Clara looks so beautiful and so does the dress! Great job Clara! I love the fabric choice and buttons :)

have a blessed day!

Sharon

Shelley in SC said...

Adorable, Clara. Well done! You look so cool and fresh by the tree on a hot summer day!

Kristen said...

She did a wonderful job! Love the fabric.

Linda said...

Wonderful job girls. It looks lovely.

Elisabeth said...

That is just beautiful! That's the kind of dress I like.

Saminda said...

Clever, clever Clara!! Come teach me? :)

Amber said...

What a darling dress! Oh, how I wish I knew how to sew! I'd love to learn and then pass the skill on to my daughter. That's on my to-do list!

Ellie said...

What a beautiful dress! I wish I was able to sew that well!
I really enjoy reading your blog. Always such lovely photos and ideas.
God Bless.

Amy said...

It turned out GREAT! I have not yet attempted one of the many vintage patterns I have (I got a boxful for $10 from my friend's mom, in fact, Happymom4 aka Hope Anne who commented above), but perhaps I will start, with some cheap fabric, good enough I can wear it if it turns out, but unexpensive enough that I don't have to wear it if it doesn't turn out. :-)

Kimmie said...

Like Mama like daughter. I almost fainted when I read that CLARA made the dress.

Amazing.

Kimmie
mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted

Rona's Home Page said...

She looks so beautiful.
She's a very talented young lady.

Angela said...

So simple and lovely. The fabric and and pattern look perfect on Clara. How great that you could impart to her your love and skills when it comes to sewing.

I've just started sewing with my oldest (who is 6), and I hope when she's Clara's age, she'll still be just as fascinated with the sewing machine as she is now (and maybe even making dresses as elegant as Clara's.)

http://www.larksongknits.com/2009/07/25/scrap-doll-quilt/

As always, loved catching up on your blog.

Tara Rison said...

Very impressive. I do not know how to sew, but would love to learn, especially after visiting your blog!

Alyssa said...

How beautiful! I'm so jealous...it seems like your family gets to sew a lot more than I do.

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