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Thursday, October 27, 2016

1950s Wrap Housedress · Penny Rose Fabrics


 My latest post on the Penny Rose Fabrics blog is up today!  You won't want to miss this one- I delved into vintage housedresses....


This dress has the biggest pockets in the history of pockets...


....Cute piping accents (since I momentarily forgot how much I don't really like sewing piping!)....


....And the whole thing is a wrap style!

See more details on their blog!
And also stay tuned for a post in the next month or so about a local factory that made its own label of housedresses in the 1920s-60s!  Fun, fun!!

18 comments:

  1. Oh my WORD!!!!! Favorite dress EVER.

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  2. I like the style of this dress. Large pockets in dresses and skirts are quite rare but so useful - they should be encouraged!

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    1. I agree! I can kind of see why huge pockets went out of fashion though- they make my hips feel HUGE! Thankfully they don't look that way. ;-)

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  3. Pretty dress. Would you mind me sharing this on Sassy Sewing Bees in the future? I link to your post and let you know when. https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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    1. That's just fine! Thanks for asking! :-)

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  4. Just lovely! What is the year, brand, or number for the pattern you used? I recently sewed an Advance brand dress pattern dated to 1955 which has the same neckline detailing and pocket style, though it doesn't wrap around.

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    1. Kelly, that's so funny! My pattern is Advance 7711- c. 1956 according to the vintage pattern wikia- http://vintagepatterns.wikia.com/wiki/File:7711.jpg. I wonder if they just re-released the design as a housedress the next year! Fascinating!

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  5. Such a sweet dress. The piping was worth the effort!

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    1. Thanks! This was actually my *third* try on finding a piping fabric/width I liked...grrrrr..... so I'm glad it had such a happy ending! ;-)

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  6. Soooo gorgeous! I love your makeup as well!

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  7. So cute, as always. I love your background for these pictures and look forward to hearing more!

    Best,
    Quinn

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    1. Thanks Quinn! That post is still coming! Soon.... ;-)

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  8. Another fantastic creation Lily! So pretty on you.

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  9. Ooh, that piping trim! This dress looks super gorgeous, it's a fabulous make. That fabric is super cute too, the white floral print is lovely. ❤

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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    1. Thanks so much, Bonita! This dress reminded me of you and your darling wrap dress! :-)

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