Monday, October 10, 2011

Vintage Simplicity 3461 & 4841 again

Well I loved the first dress so much, that I decided to make it again.
This time in a seasonal Liberty tana lawn called Becky Jane. Did I mention that some more Liberty has found its way into my home again? I think I'll save that news for a different post.
I really love this fabric and I LOVE this dress. It's so fast to make and easy to wear. As with my first version of this dress, the bodice was made with Simplicity 3461 and the skirt from Simplicity 4841, both from the 1960s.
I really love the shape of the skirt. The two pleats at the front add a little interest, but all the darts shape it nicely. I think next time I'll shorten the bodice to the petite size as it does sit just a fraction below my waist. I also inserted the zipper on the side this time, just because the fabric is so lovely I didn't want a nasty zipper to break up the design.

I've been so busy lately and have much more to show you.

Happy sewing!

5 comments:

  1. That's gorgeous! And ooh, Liberty :)

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  2. That fabric is totally divine, and your dress is so lovely! You chose the perfect pattern to showcase the fabric to its best!

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  3. that fabric is so beautiful! it looks perfect also! you are an amazing seamstress!

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  4. great combination of print and pattern, you look so happy wearing it!

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  5. You look lovely in this. I love the scale of the print. It looks very sophisticated. Must get me some of that liberty.

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