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This is another self-drafted, made from a duvet cover, based on a 50's dress illustration. I really can't help myself, that description would work for most of my dresses.

This has cut on sleeves, a pintucked design feature in front, pleated skirt, and round neckline. It's far and away my favorite dress to wear.

You can view the write-up on my blog, 3 Hours Past the Edge of the World

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Comment by charlotte tilley on December 4, 2011 at 6:02am

Well, i think you look wholesome and lovely and not at all frumpy as well

PS I am dead impressed your hubbie marks your hems

Comment by Cathe on December 4, 2011 at 9:45am
Beautiful dress!
Comment by Cation Designs on December 4, 2011 at 11:41am

Lovely! It makes me think of an updated (for the 50s at least!) version of Scarlett O'Hara's fluffy barbeque dress, although that might be helped along by your hat. Those pintucks work so beautifully with the pattern on the duvet cover!

Comment by Cation Designs on December 4, 2011 at 11:44am

Haha I just read your blog post and saw that you made the same GWTW connection! That means it must really be that awesome :)

Comment by StephC on December 4, 2011 at 4:59pm

Hey thanks, ladies.  :)

Charlotte-- I told my husband about my grandfather.  He's a WW2 vet, was an officer in the Navy and very proud to be a fighter pilot.  All man.  He then had three little girls (and two boys) after the war who grew up into little ladies...  My grandmother and her daughters mostly wore hand-made clothing.  He was a hobby carpenter who took handwork seriously, so marking a perfect hem for him was a point of pride.  He was still marking hems well into the 1990's, and I suspect if I brought him one of my fluffy dresses he'd know what to do.  ;)

Comment by Erin Bartels on December 6, 2011 at 11:37am

So cute.

Comment by Meg the Grand on December 13, 2011 at 12:07pm

Stunning!! I love the pintucks.


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