Friday, September 3, 2010

Vintage Baby Dress

While going through my collection of vintage sewing patterns I came across this one for little smocked dresses from about 1960. Although it is hard to tell from the picture, the smocking had lace sewn to the top of the pleated piece and was stitched on top of the yoke to leave the lace showing.

The red and green floral print is a cotton Lawn from Fabric Finder's, the lace is an ecru antique lace from my stash and the pattern is adapted from #131.

I also redrafted the sleeves and added a sash to give achieve the vintage look.

This was such a fun project for me creatively, that each Friday in September I will be be sharing the steps for this little dress on the blog.

Michie'

8 comments:

Jan said...

I love this special little touch of lace! I spent several hours this week looking through my vintage pattern stash. While there was only looking and no stitching, it was still delightful! Wishing you a restful holiday weekend.

Laurie said...

That is absolutely darling! I have several vintage smocked dress patterns too - so much fun to recreate! Thanks fro sharing your's!

Eileen said...

I love this look! Can't wait to see your posts on it.

Laurie said...

I love the vintage look too! I'm looking forward to see how you redrafted the sleeve. I just love that sleeve!

Jan said...

All I can say is: CUTENESS!

Cynthia Gilbreth said...

This is just so adorable. I may just have to make it for my little granddaughter! Love your directions.

Claire Meldrum said...

Love the details on that adorable vintage pattern! What a great recreation you've done.

Terri said...

I just found your blog today and coincidently I was going through patterns with my pregnant daughter this morning, and I came across 3 copies of this very same pattern! I was born in 1960, the same year as this pattern was copyrighted, but I don't ever recall my mom having the patience to do smocking so I have no idea why she would have had 3 of these! it looks beautiful done up and I might just have to make one for my new granddaughter-to-be. Thanks for sharing, Terri in BC

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