The Vintage Holiday Dress. A tutorial.

Today is the day for the vintage holiday dress tutorial…and I am sorry but there are not 10 yards of tulle on this dress…(although I think it is just as cute.)  I do show you in the tutorial how to add the tulle if you want to for all you ambitious or plain crazy sewers like I was…. or leave it plain and just as cute.

Go HERE to get the tutorial.
Post edit….I forgot to put the collar piece in…I will scan it in and update it soon.  Sorry.
Post post edit….
The collar piece is HERE 
But please know that because you are drafting your own bodice pattern from a tee shirt…that the top curve WILL NOT fit perfectly.  You will have to adjust the top curve of the collar pieces to match your pattern.

31 thoughts on “The Vintage Holiday Dress. A tutorial.

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this! I will have to give this a go. I hope that you will also make a tutorial for the polka dot dress too, please!

  2. I ABSOLUTELY love this; I’ve had Christmas fabric ready, hoping to use one of your dress tutorials. Do you happen to have a puff sleeve tutorial anywhere? (like on the polka dot dress)

  3. This is completely darling, and is now on my list of things to make!! lol You have such a gift, thank you for sharing it. :)

  4. So beautiful! I want to whip two of these up for my girls for their brother’s christening in three weeks! Always biting off more than I can chew but your stuff is gorgeous. I’m wondering if you could give me a vague estimate of how much fabric I’d need? Should I try to cut all the pattern pieces and lay them out to figure that out first? I need a size 4 and 6. I’m not even sure of the ballpark though. 2 yds each? 4? I did a nightgown recently and it was around 2 yds.

  5. Steph,

    I used 2 yards for this dress that is a size 3/4 and 2 1/2 yards for the size 6 I made for the pink one below.

    I am still working on the collar piece….sorry….I hope to get it up today.

  6. Steph,

    I used 2 yards for this dress that is a size 3/4 and 2 1/2 yards for the size 6 I made for the pink one below.

    I am still working on the collar piece….sorry….I hope to get it up today.

  7. Thanks so much for the info. My friend thinks I’m nuts for adding yet another project to my schedule, but what I don’t care! I think I may have to make the Audrey Capes too! Love those.

  8. I have to say I love everything that you guys post! It makes me so happy to visit your site and see such simple vintage work! I have vintage sewing books and patterns that I adapt to this modern time, it’s nice to not have to wonder or buy a button hole making machine! Your photos are so crisp and I love them! One question, where did you get your child dress form?

  9. Just like “joke” I can see the tutorial but I am unable to find the pattern. I would love to make this for my daughter. I love the fact that it has simple sleeves. She is a simple girl. (HATES ruffles :-)

  10. This is adorable! I love the look! Is it made of quilters fabric, or is it heavier weighted fabric? Would love to make something like this for Easter for my daughter. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Thank you so much for this tutorial! I’m making an Easter dress for my little one and consider myself a beginner sewer…I’m a bit confused on the collar facing. I don’t know what to use to cut that piece out. It looks like there are three pieces that you sew together?

  12. thank you so much for posting this…..it is going to be (attempted) to make for our 9 yr. old daughter…..for her birthday dress on the farm :)

    thanks again and God bless!
    Anne Marie

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