Hello! If you've been reading--or even better, sewing--along this month over on the Bernina WeAllSew blog, you'll know I've been making myself a vintage dress using Simplicity 4475 and a lovely 100% cotton seersucker. My dress is finally complete, so I have some pictures to share here today! If your vintage and retro dresses are also done, I'd love to see pictures--please do link up any pictures, blog posts, or instagram pictures in the the vintage Social Sew link up!
I wore this dress with a petticoat, the bow-tied belt and my white keds sneakers for a casual retro look. I generally don't wear my petticoat--it's this one, from Malco Modes--but every time I do, I think "Why don't I wear this every day??" (Answer: I have a job where I crawl on the ground a lot!) It's fun, ultra-feminine, and oddly flattering, plus, a luxuriously-gathered skirt and a petticoat make for amazing twirling. Although this look is vintage casual, I also anticipate wearing this dress with a nude or brown leather belt and espadrilles (and no petticoat) for a more modern preppy look, appropriate for a summer bridal shower or garden party. As someone who doesn't do "strictly vintage" it is important to me that my vintage garments work for both retro and modern looks!
So--does the dress you've been working on this month look like mine? Probably not! That's the beauty of a vintage dress-along: everyone makes something unique, since you and I have different pattern, different fabric, and different sensibilities. As I said, I'd really love to see what you have made if you've been sewing along, so please do leave a link in the comments, tag me on instagram, and link up in the Social Sew and I'll take a look!!
Do you wear a petticoat? I get compliments anytime I wear mine--I suspect just because I look a bit unusual in my vintage attire, and people want to say something. Do you have the same experience in your vintage or retro clothes?
Thank you so much for following along on WeAllSew and here, and happy #VintagePledge July!
ps: bonus time! the dress i'm revealing wednesday is made from the same pattern, simplicity 4475... i think you'll agree that it's a totally different look, so stick around!!
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