Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Vintage Sweetness from the 1950's

For some reason, I don't remember where I picked this up. Whether it was from an online auction or from a nearby antique shop, I may never recall, but when I came across it in my collection of vintage patterns, right away I looked through my stash of scraps only to be delighted to find 1 1/2 yards of a slate blue cotton floral!
For some reason my camera is acting up today. The pictures aren't very sharp and it's making everything washed out, so for the true color of this baby dress, click on the above photo.

The pattern gave a 4" hem allowance, but I wasn't about to hem up that much, so I took in 2" worth of tucks at the hem.
A close up shot of the little peter-pan collar and white eyelet lace around the yoke.

I've never seen a baby dress, or any dress for that matter with the sides being pleated like this. Certainly makes the pattern original, and yet cute in its own way.


I had some adorable heart-shaped silver buttons in my stash, but I was thinking for comfort that flat buttons might be better.

I have a feeling this will be a pattern that will be used again someday... =)

13 comments:

the W. family said...

That is a really cute dress! Great job! Vintage patterns are such fun. :)
Blessings,
Alyssa

YayaOrchid said...

Cheri, that is such a cute dress, and you've done a wonderful job on it! Might I suggest you save it in your hope chest? Even if you only have boys someday, there are always Grandbabies to hope for a girl. You are such a good seamstress, you really should save little treasures like that for your future offspring.

Ana Smith said...

Adorable!

Ruth Ann said...

that is SO adorable, Cheri! Don't you just love making baby dresses? I think it's fun even if I'm 'just making' it not even necessarily for a certain little baby. They're just so cute, little and absolutely adorable. And, the color is perfect...

Rachel said...

Okay...that is adorable. I might need you to copy that pattern for me someday...

The Milkmaid said...

That is so adorable! A very sweet little dress. Doesn't it just make you wish you had a little one to put it on?! I love it.

Katie

annamae said...

I love this! I don't know why I hadn't thought to buy vintage patterns for my kids? anyway you've totally inspired and now I'm off to search the web for some new patterns! :D It turned out lovely thank you for sharing!

LeneJ said...

This is beautiful, Cheri!! :)

lynjoyce said...

What a beautiful dress! The fabric is lovely. Thank you for sharing it.

Theo-Ann said...

great job!:) I, too, have found a couple vintage patterns, one of them being a little girls' dress. It has a smocking pattern on it, so I'm eager to put it all together (I'll post it on my blog once I get around to it!) Thanks for the inspiration.

Cheri said...

Thankyou to you all! And to those who asked, yes, I will be saving this for my own daughter, someday Lord willing. =)

Serena said...

That is so cute! I love vintage patterns for little ones!

QueenOrual from S&S Board

Laura said...

Nice job! What a cute dress.