Do you have a lot of awesome small yardage of vintage fabrics that are not enough to make an entire dress out of but want to make a dress with? Here is something I did that came out great.\n\nDig into grandma’s stash and color coordinate your pieces. Then find any pattern with many little pieces like a dress with princess seams and a front seam.
I used this Simplicity dress pattern for my dress. It looks like a new style although this style has been around since the 1950s. It is an easy dress to make and fit for any body type.
The bodice is made up of 6 pieces so I only needed a larger piece for the skirt of the dress. You could get away with smaller pieces there too as it has princess seams and princess pockets on the skirt of the dress too. I would love to do this dress again in peach oranges and burnt umbers. The bodice is also lined in grandmas stash too.
The blue floral belt piece is connected to the dress and has more of that fabric on the back princess seams.
I had a friend that speaks Japanese find out what the symbols on the skirt of the dress mean and he said it means good taste.
Here is the same dress in a denim that I made for my Sew Dayton business partners 2012 bridesmaid dress.
Sneak Peek~ I am still working on my 2016 Solids Challenge. I just finished #3 and #4.This is my inspiration photo below for #4.\n\nI love the beach houses and all the fun colors.
My dress represents the colors and architecture I saw on my trip to Madeira Beach.
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