I think that we need an acronym for Another Vintage Dress, ’cause it seems like that is the title of half my posts. But AVD just sounds like some very bad disease (it probaby is and I don’t even know it) so we’ll just go with Another Vintage Dress.
I took this 1972 pattern:
and made this dress…..
with this cute yolk and sleeves.
I used some apples and pears fabric from the calico wall at Joann’s when they were 30% off a month or so ago. I was loving the look of this updated apples and pears, especially because it’s mustard and turquoise. My favorite sewing colors as of late.
I also added about 2 inches to the hemline (did you see the length on that pattern?) as to not have any tushies hanging out. Did our unders hang out in the 1970’s? Maybe we had frilly ones so we didn’t care. I was a toddler….ahem….preschooler in the late 70’s, so I don’t quite know.
After which my darling wanted to “read” the pattern and then declared that she needed the exact white flats that the girl in the green dress on the cover was wearing.
Sorry, Hannie but those shoes stayed in the 70’s I am pretty sure. Although they are cute.
P.S. Remember when I said that I wan’t making any more skirts for awhile….well, awhile only lasted a week. Another vintage skirt tutorial is coming on Wednesday. And I will give you a hint…..get a vintage dishtowel ready.