Sunday, January 23, 2011

Christmas Dress

There are times I wish I had a good camera. Usually, it's when the pictures I take don't do the thing I made justice. This is one of those times. This was Sophia's Christmas dress. It is a brown print, with the viney green and rose colored flowers (Brother and Sister design, bought at Hobby Lobby--I do love that design line). The green matched Clara's wool jumper, which was a hand me down from Sophia, who inherited it from someone else. If I remembered, I would have taken a picture of the girls together. I didn't.The pattern is an old (circa 1960) McCall's pattern #7929, which sold for 50 cents at the time. On it is has 2 disclaimers: 1. A dressmaker tested design. 2. Suitable for Chubbies (I kind of love how politically incorrect this is. The pattern included instructions on how to make it larger). This dress was easy to make and came together in a couple of hours.
I added the vintage wooden buttons and the lace around the collar and sleeves. I also added about 3 inches to the hem and it still only comes to Sophia's knees. Tis the style of the time, I suppose.
Here are the details on the sleeves.


  1. thanks so much for your book recommendations today! i will be adding those to my list for sure. and that dress is gorgeous, by the way! ;)

  2. Sally! I want to buy this dress. how much would you charge to make one for me?

  3. Emily--It would depend if you wanted me to buy the fabric and notions. $25 plus the cost for those things.

    Thanks for the compliment!



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