Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Autumn dress

OK - so I finally managed to find a spare hour to finish off this dress. I am loving it, (even if there are quite a few imperfections - don't zoom in)! Having taught myself to sew I am not one to read patterns, but I vowed I would follow this one so feel quite proud of myself. I have to admit, I sewed together, then completely unpicked the yoke before sewing it again, as I got into a bit of a mess with it. But all in all it has come out ok. (I even had to do buttonholes!)

PATTERN: New Look 6903
SIZE: Large
VIEW: A (dress)
FABRIC: Beige baby corduroy for dress and yoke/trim, buttons from vintage stash.
*Note: I modified the pattern somewhat, left off the pocket and used a handmade bias for the trim rather than ruffle as per the pattern.


  1. Its beautiful! I know what you mean about not usually following patterns - I find them a nightmare!

  2. That is gorgeous!
    I love it!
    I know what you mean about patterns, we not very good friends.

  3. it is gorgeous- I love the brown flower fabric trim

  4. well done! lovely colour combo!

  5. Thanks Everyone!
    I know Megan, isn't the fabric just gorgeous! It is the softest piece of vintage cotton... only just enough too! I love the mis-registration of the vintage prints, and the colours are just divine!

  6. This is so completely cute! The colours are beautiful and that trim is so sweet! Good job :)

  7. What a sweet little number. Love it. Want it. Admiration slowly converting to outright envy...yup, I'm there. Just envy.