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Topic: Granny's Upholstery Dress and Skirt  (Read 6648 times)
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goonie
« on: May 21, 2011 07:23:29 PM »

Another one of my weird obsessions - floral fabric.  60s and 70s upholstery has some of the best patterns and colorways in my personal opinion.  I made this dress a couple years ago from some daisy fabric, with floral piping and white rose buttons.  I finally got some good pictures...



and I just made this skirt from watercolor floral upholstery and teal and black striped taffeta (the stripes are velvet!)


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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2011 07:33:57 PM »

those are great dresses!  that fabric with the modern styling...i love it!
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2011 08:16:41 PM »

Both adorable, as are you. They look amazing on you, very unique styling.
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2011 09:12:18 PM »

Love the first dress.. great fabric! You remind me of Zooey Deschanel a little bit!  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2011 04:22:32 AM »

<3! the green--the fabric is pretty awesome but i love the pattern you chose. 

also, i agree--60s and 70s upholstery offers superdooper prints. 
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2011 05:47:56 AM »

So adorable thank for sharing makes me want to go make myself a dress or two.
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2011 07:41:18 AM »

Love the green one!
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2011 09:54:28 AM »

The green one is adorable <3
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2011 12:32:07 PM »

I love the green one, too!  The picture reminds me of Zooey Deschanel!
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« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2011 01:57:41 PM »

I love how very up-to-date these feel with the vintage fabrics. So great! You did an excellent job tailoring that first dress, too.
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« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2011 08:37:43 PM »

Gorgeous!!!
I *really* need to learn how to adjust/fit myself...but I don't know where to start..
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« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2011 10:19:44 PM »

I absolutely adore the green dress! You have great style Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2011 03:02:43 PM »

That green dress is the exact shape of dress I've been looking to make for myself (can't find anything like it in the shops). Please tell me you used a pattern?  Huh Smiley

Both dresses look amazing on you Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2011 06:59:31 PM »

Great dresses! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE that first dress! And I agree with the 60's 70's upholstery fabric patterns, I'm in love with them also Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2011 12:00:15 PM »

You remind me of Zooey Deschanel a little bit!  Cheesy

I was thinking the same thing.

I love the green fabric on the first dress.
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« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2011 01:56:40 PM »

Lovely! The first dress is my fave. I love prints like that and it makes a fantastic dress. Great job!
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« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2011 09:28:31 PM »

That green daisy fabric is adorable!  Awesome job on both dresses.
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« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2011 10:40:21 PM »

That green dress is the exact shape of dress I've been looking to make for myself (can't find anything like it in the shops). Please tell me you used a pattern?  Huh Smiley

Both dresses look amazing on you Smiley

It's my own pattern!  Which isn't even on paper!  But I can say that the skirt is a classic 70s shape, and the top is a classic 60s shape.  You might be able to find vintage patterns that have the right top and bottom and then combine them.  I'd look for an empire waist bodice and a-line skirt.  Hope this helps!
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« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2011 11:03:06 AM »

i just love the fabric you chose for the first dress.
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« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2011 01:23:56 PM »

That green dress is the exact shape of dress I've been looking to make for myself (can't find anything like it in the shops). Please tell me you used a pattern?  Huh Smiley

Both dresses look amazing on you Smiley

It's my own pattern!  Which isn't even on paper!  But I can say that the skirt is a classic 70s shape, and the top is a classic 60s shape.  You might be able to find vintage patterns that have the right top and bottom and then combine them.  I'd look for an empire waist bodice and a-line skirt.  Hope this helps!

Thank you for letting me know the details - I'll have to take the plunge into the world of patternless making. Can't be that scary, can it?  Wink
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« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2011 01:46:04 PM »

i  love the first dress!! i seriously want that dress...haha (both are amazing, the first one is just my favorite) Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2011 09:10:38 PM »

I've been really obsessed with vintage floral fabric too! These dresses are beautiful!
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« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2011 10:04:47 PM »

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