Today I’m going to show you something I made with a vintage pattern and out of vintage fabrics. I’ve acquired a small collection of vintage patterns and pattern magazines from the 30’s to 70’s and try to use them as much as possible.
The pattern I used for this dress is an American 1940’s Anne Adams mail order pattern. It features a V-shaped yoke with a button detail, either long, short or cap sleeves and an optional collar. I made the short short sleeved version without the collar. I used a 70’s cotton with lingonberry print. The fabric was a thrift shop find and I believe it to have been a curtain in its previous life. The button and buckle are also vintage.
What I really love about vintage patterns is the detail in their cut. They also have a better fit than most of the modern day ready-made pattern (which I steer clear of).
I accessorized this dress with modern Miss L Fire shoes and a red satchel. I think this is going to be one of my favourite summer dresses. Now I just need to wait for some warmer days.