The cutest little dress ever!!

October 31, 2011

I have had a lucky streak with vintage patterns over the past week.  I picked this gorgeous one up at my local oppy for 50 cents!  It is printed in size 2 so is a little too big for Juliette now but I couldn't resist getting some pics of her in it.  Plan on wrapping it up for her for christmas (eighteen month olds don't have very good long term memories!).

The fabric is from the Everything but the kitchen sink range and was also a bargain...I visited Darn Cheap Fabrics in Heidelberg last week after my ultrasound and found this sunny yellow print.  I planned on buying 20 cm for my baby quilt at $7 per metre. The woman pulled the fabric off the end of the roll and gave me what was left (about a 1.2 metres) for the price of 20cm - about $1.50!! So all up this gorgeous dress cost $2.00 (plus a lot of time - pattern had no instructions and needed some adjusting). Plus I still have plenty of leftovers to feature in the baby quilt and other little projects.

My next sewing project is from another vintage pattern I borrowed from my lovely next door neighbour.  It's about thirty years old.  Stay tuned...

I'm joining up today with Her Library Adventures to share my vintage finds.

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  1. i love finding patterns, way to go! i have just cut out a little dress a bit like the butterick pattern, can't wait to stitch it up.

  2. Oh yes, that is gorgeous. i bought my daughter a top from Jacadi that is very similar to that. It had the addition of a little gathered sleeve under the ruffle as well so was more filled in than your pattern. But it was the little ruffle detail I loved about it. It cost me a lot more than 50c though. I do plan to replicate it.

  3. Absolutely darling! LOVE the square neckline!!!

    Thanks for stopping by over at my blog the way, if you've not been receiving my email replies to your comments, I just realized I've just been hitting reply to my comments as they come in and some bloggers are no-reply bloggers...or don't have emails attached to their aren't getting them. If you haven't gotten them, please know I've replied each time! :)

    Can't wait to see your next vintage creation!

  4. yep, cutest dress ever! I love the sunshiny bright yellow fabric.
    I have the exact same pattern. I made it once for my older daughter and it was a firm favourite in her wardrobe. I think it is time I pulled it out again and made one for my smallest girl.

  5. This is just too cute lucky you on the pattern find. I love the yellow fabric, yellow is definitely my fav for spring. xx

  6. Love this! Sweet pattern and fabric


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