Nothing like finishing at the last minute!
I chose Vintage Vogue 2960, a reproduction pattern from 1954.
My version is made of red/white/blue cotton seersucker that I found at Joann’s. I noticed this fabric earlier in the summer, but didn’t bite until I had a 60% off coupon. I started off following the directions, but stopped after a couple of steps. I didn’t do all of the vintage sewing details like bound buttonholes and pinked seams and omitted the facings. I lined my bodice with swiss cotton dot, which was leftover from a past project. I also top stitched the bodice.
I found the buttons on clearance at Beverly’s for 20 cents a strip! They almost nearly match this pearl-ish vintage buckle I got from my grandma’s notion stash. And yes, I made myself a self fabric belt. Sometimes I think most all dresses look a little better with a belt or a sash.
This dress uses some of the things that I have been clamoring for in my closet, like seersucker and a patriotic dress. I am not sure whether you call the fabric pattern a gingham or a check. I think it looks like a gingham pattern, but someone else called it a check. I matched up the pattern where I could, but it was nearly impossible to do with the skirt and bodice due to the pleats. Hopefully the belt broke that up a bit.
I am wearing my light summer petticoat, which is made of cotton muslin. I used Simplicity 5006 to make it, using view D, but shortening the length. This pattern is great to make crinolines as well, and I made myself a taffeta petticoat with it for my wedding dress.
I just love my vintage frames! They are a little bit “newer” than the design of this dress as they are from 1960. I think our old GMC cattle truck is from about 1956 though, so I nearly got the props all right.
Yes, lots of photos as I was having fun taking them.
This dress is so comfortable and fun to wear that I will surely be making another version of it. I can wear this into fall with a cardi and will be looking forward to wearing it on the 4th of July.
Dress: Vintage Vogue 2960 in cotton seersucker, made by me
Shoes: American Eagle Outfitters
Earrings: Gift from my mom