Sunday, June 8, 2008

Simplicity 3457

Child's one-piece dress: Dress has lowered neckline, full gathered skirt and front button closing.
I pulled up the pattern dating website and this little cutie is from 1951. I had to add several inches to the length to make this dress a little more modern. Other than that, I made it straight off the pattern combining view 2 the top, view 3 the skirt. I wanted to include the flange on the skirt view 3. The fabric is 100% cotton. I found a vintage sheet that was still in the package. The buttons are covered in the same black and white gingham that I used as an accent fabric.
I love the vintage patterns. I hardly ever encounter an error in pattern fit.
When I pulled out the patterns I want to make for Madi this summer they total fifteen. We'll see if my ambition matches my execution.


MadeByAmanda said...

What pattern dating website? That sounds like something I'd use a lot!

Oh, and the red wrap dress on my blog is McCall 5314. There are several (and by several I mean 10) reviews of it on

MadeByAmanda said...

Something that just occurred to me - the fabric I used on that dress is not lightweight. It's sort of a medium-weight, which also might help keep it down in the wind.

Anonymous said...

So So sweet! I love vintage patterns, especially for children, too. When my dd was in public school (we homeschool now) she wore a vintage dress every Friday- the teachers got such a kick out of it :) Your dd is such a cutie, I bet she loves the twirly skirt!