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Topic: My version of Simplicity 8181 (1969)  (Read 1653 times)
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Kendra1234
« on: July 31, 2013 01:51:38 PM »

When my boyfriend and I moved into his grandparent's house, I inherited his grandma's sewing supplies. That includes antique and vintage sewing machines, fabric, notions, a few patterns (I guess she didn't use them much), buttons, etc. The fabric I used for this dress was included in that. I think it looks like seashells so I've declared it one of my tiki dresses. What do you think? I got the pattern at a thrift store.

I didn't alter the pattern at all but I did take in the sides to make it fit better at the top.
front:


The back gapes a bit but it's not that noticeable. I used a green zipper because I didn't have a blue one in that size and I like the contrast as well.
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This is the first time I've used a vintage sewing pattern. I did view 2.
This is the pattern:
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liliv-1
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2013 01:53:33 PM »

I love the dress and the story is very sweet:)
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NonaChewy
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2013 07:05:02 PM »

Love it! The pattern is fun and classy. You did a great job  Smiley
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