Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Striped Cotton Dress: Vintage Simplicity 4729


I'm only sorry I forgot to show the ruffle on the sleeves. Because everything about this stripey pattern is so cute. Especially on Clara.


The stripes make such a statement turned on the bias, pieced together, and used to make chevrons in the skirt. You have to wear it like you mean it!


Not visible, but we used a very wide vintage grosgrain ribbon in black to construct a belt using a set of D-rings. So simple.

14 comments:

Xenia Kathryn said...

So flattering! It looks great on Clara. I'd love to see more of the details that you mentioned (but I'll understand if you haven't got the time).

Oooh.... once I get a break from pregnancy/ nursing, I look forward to making myself some nice shirt dresses (with belts!)! That is, if I ever have a waist to speak of, again! :D

G said...

That's a fantastic photo of Clara! Love the colors, and the composition.

Kate said...

I would LOVE to raid your vintage pattern collection and make my own copies! Hubby and I adore the styles of the past and I want to make my own dresses.

Lisateresa said...

That's very cute!

Gillian said...

I love the chevron effect of the bias stripes! So bold. So classy.

And I love the cat. :)

SinginginHisName said...

I love the stripes on the bias! I plan to make a shirt dress soon that will be on the bias! I always love your sewing Anna! great job

Mrs.Rabe said...

That is a cute dress! She looks great in it!

Linda said...

I love this dress-especially the pleated skirts with the stripes, and Clara's slender figure really brings out the great design. Congratulations!

Rebekah said...

I love your interpretations of vintage patterns. :)

Margo said...

how pretty!
did bias stripes eat up a lot of fabric?

Alyssa said...

What a fantastic use of that fabric. I really love the ruffle detail on the collar.

Polly said...

*Great* dress. Love that collar!

Elisabeth Black said...

I saw a black woman, natural hair, working a bias-striped skirt in those colors, in Paris. It has always stuck with me.

Mac an Rothaich said...

The collar jumped out at me. Love little details. Such a fun dress! Who needs pants when you can have such lovely dresses and cardigans to go with?!!

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