Sunday, August 28, 2011

Back To The Future Dress

I picked up this pattern from the Salvo's Thrift shop for the bargain price of 20c! The label on the back says that the pattern is from 1982. 

Some might call it a vintage pattern, some might call it retro, but since I've given it a modern twist with my choice of fabric, I've decided to call it my 'Back to the Future Dress'.

I chose Dress 4 of the pattern (the green one) and updated it with some coordinating Amy Butler fabrics from her Lotus range.


The sleeve frills and the skirt ruffle are made from Full Moon Polka Dot in Cherry, and the main body of the dress is made from Morning Glory in Linen.

Despite it being a size 2, its currently way to big for my 2.5 year old, but that suits because I am hoping she will fit into it once my 4 month old fits into her matching cross over pinafore! Cute matching girls - I used to hate my mum dressing my sister and I the same and now I inflict some matchy outfits on my girls...but it's too cute to resist!



17 comments:

  1. I loooooove that fabric! I wish I had sewing skills like you, you're great!

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  2. Okay, I actually just put the same dress on my little girl, which my mom sewed for me. EXACT pattern! And I was dying to find this pattern to make the same dress, as it is a hastle to copy it from the actual dress. I would post the picture of the dress, but I think I can't here, right? you would not sell this pattern by any chance, or "your version" of it? Best! Julia

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  3. super cute! love that fabric!!!

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  4. Juliakatharina - I would be happy to photocopy the pattern and post it to you - just email me your address! roslynruss[at]gmail[dot]com

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  5. Thanks for linking to TAke-A-Look Tuesday - - I featured you today!
    - Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  6. I learned to sew with my Mom's large collection of patterns from the 50's-70's. What I would give to still have them now that I am sewing for my kids.

    Beautiful dress :)

    What an amazing idea. So going to do this all my ribbon.

    http://theorchardinbloom.blogspot.com/2011/08/pinstripe-skirt-giveaway.html

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  7. Love this! I think my Grandma made a similar dress for me when I was little! I am seriously jealous of your skills, as I can not sew a straight line to save my life!

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  8. Oh my word...this dress is so so cute! I love your fabric choices!! You did a beautiful job.

    Id love for you to come by and link this up at my new diy fashion linky party called DIY Diva Thursdays! We are partying until Monday :) Hope youll stop by!

    Kara
    www.mineforthemaking.com

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  9. That is just the sweetest dress. I have both of those fabrics in my stash to make a dress at some point for my blue-eyed daughter.

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  10. What a sweet dress! I think the fabric you picked totally makes the dress - darling.

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  11. You know, I think my mum made me that dress in about 1983!! I love it Ros!

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  12. The two fabrics work SO well together to create a really sweet little dress. I love it!!!

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  13. Hey Ros, thanks for following me. I'm following you now too. I love finding Aussies...oi, oi oi! :-) BTW, gorgeous dress. I dont think I seen beautiful patterned linen like that. Just lovely.

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  14. You are a featured DIY Diva this week, Ros! Come on over and grab a button :)

    Kara
    www.mineforthemaking.com

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  15. That is so cute! I saw your post from "lines across my face". I'm your newest follower. I'd love it if you'd come check out my new blog & follow along. It is loveofhomes.blogspot.com

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  16. I love this! I'm going to see if I can find this pattern on ebay. :) If you ever post a photo tutorial and sell it on Etsy or somewhere please let me know!

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