Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Floral Green Gingham dress

For my latest Vintage Pattern Pledge, I decided to make this lovely sundress pattern from the October 1957 issue of Australian Home Journal.

I didn't take any progress shots while making it, but it was a very simple and straight forward design. If anything, I may have rushed the grading up, so it is a little less than perfect and a bit snug, but its still works ok. I used 3m of Fabric, and managed to squeeze out 4 panels for the skirt, to give it a lovely fullness. I used Pink Bias binding for the armholes, neckline and tie at the back, but I unfortunately didn't have enough to trim the hem in it as well.

Naturally I added pockets in the side seams.

And for a pop of colour, I made them in a Pink Gingham!

My back neckline ended up being a bit more square-ish than I would have liked, but it is still quite nice

The skirt catches in the wind very easily

So I am now up to 6 out of 10 completed Vintage Pattern makes for 2016!!!!!  I just may reach my goal after all!!!

How is everyone else going with the Vintage Pattern Pledge?



  1. Sweet! I have a vintage unprinted pattern (my first) and a repro vintage Butterick pattern to make up in the next month, need to find some time ;o)

    1. Unprinted patterns are a lot easier than people would have you think, you should definitely give it a go!