Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fashion Inspiration: Striped Sundresses

Ever since making my last dress, I can't get the iconic 1940 striped sundress off my mind!  I am eagerly awaiting next summer to make some more striped sundresses!  One pattern I would love to find is McCall 3580 which I have only seen illustrated in a striped fabric:


And here it is again:

The pattern also comes with an adorable waist length jacket:


Here's the actual pattern from Vintage Wiki:

Isn't it lovely?

10 comments:

  1. This really is very you. Good luck with the hunt!

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  2. That's adorable! And they really, really want you to make it in multicolor stripes, don't they. I hope you do!

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  3. I just love the stripes and the coral coloured jacket is just perfect!

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  4. Debi - very cute!
    Question: Not being a seamstress myself (but slowly being inspired to give it a try) - I'm wondering if it's harder to sew with a striped print. Would you have to be more careful about how you lay out the pattern pieces?
    - Susan

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  5. Hi Susan--yes, you have to be a bit more careful about laying out the pattern pieces but I've found it fairly easy (and even fun!) to try and line up the stripes!

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  6. Oh yes, that pattern is delightful. I cannot wait to see how it turns out.

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  7. Believe it or not, I actually own that pattern. It's very nice, does have some very odd design details that you have to have the pattern to see. I suppose I should make it up one of these days.

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  8. @drsue: YES! YES! YES! Do make it up! I bet it looks fantastic!

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  9. Did you ever find this dress pattern? It would be so gorgeous to make!

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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