Friday, October 08, 2010

A School Dress for Clara: Vintage McCall 1603


Cute, cute, cute--and if you omit the sleeve tabs, sort of normal! I used all one fabric for this, no contrast yoke, but did make self-piping for the collar and for around the front panels.


It's got a little bit of a western feel because of the piping, and Clara generally wears her brown cowboy boots with it.


A tie belt is my best friend for fitting this slim girl.

20 comments:

Margo said...

mmmmm. delicious fabric. I'm impressed that Clara can get away with that fawn color with her coloring. I bet it looks fab with her cowboy boots.

Carmen said...

It is beautiful dress. Adore the colors and it looks so nice on Clara.

Lisa said...

Very nice, very nice!

Lisateresa

Eva Girl said...

How lovely! The color is just perfect for her and I love the cardigan with it too - so sweet!

Ms. Dale said...

Clara has the perfect figure for this dress! She is fortunate to have them made for her and you are fortunate that she appreciates them! Looks cute with the sweater...and the boots..sounds great! A new flair for a vintage dress!!!
Ms. Dale in Ms.

Kate at Wonderful Life Farm said...

What a lovely, autumnal dress. And it's so perfectly accented by the cinnamon-spice colored sweater. Love it!

Trudy Callan said...

I agree. It is very cute. I love that picture of her with her big smile.

Farrah said...

Okay, for starters, she needs to stop getting older, because that means we are as well! ;o)

Next, how do y'all stay so skinny (besides running)?

Last, you are a talented seamstress and Clara is blessed to have a Mother that wants to use that talent. You're blessed to have Clara that doesn't feel inclined to look like a hoochie Mama.

Melissa said...

Utterly beautiful!

Kristine said...

Beautiful. Someday I'll be able to sew dresses. You inspire me to keep trying.

Julian said...

she looks so beautiful in that! Great color combinations:)
christina

elise said...

What a sweet dress ! She looks the perfectly suited with that style and fabric, she's beautiful.

Ashley said...

I love this dress so much I can't find the words!! She looks positively lovely in it. It's the perfect silhouette and length.

Rose said...

The dress is lovely and it looks very nice on Clara but I especially like that lovely natural photo.

anna said...

beautiful!!! and I just love that fabric, I hope my girls let me keep sewing for them when they get to be teenagers

Polly said...

What a happy autumnal color-dress-cardigan combination! And both the photographs are wonderful!

Erin said...

Gorgeous second photo there. Anna, I have to tell you that this summer I missed you so much I read your entire blog, from start to finish, in about a week or so. And it really inspired me to step up my housekeeping and enjoy it. I'm so very happy to have you back!

appledapple said...

She is lovely, the dress suits her!

Mindy said...

Beautiful!

Amy said...

oh such a cute dress!

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