Thursday, April 5, 2012

Classic Vintage Sailor Dress...

Ever since we have been on our new venture to make clothing that is classic and beautiful, I have been looking for a vintage pattern to make a sailor dress. I have always loved them, and done the right way I knew this could be a hit! After endlessly searching, I found a pattern for the style I wanted. Unfortunately that pattern was not for sale anywhere! Finally I decided it was time to make up a pattern. I found three patterns that I already had that were to make up this dress...
The dress I was copying

From this pattern I used the sailor style collar.

I used the bodice of this one...since it crossed in front I was able to make modifications, This way it gave me the double breasted look I wanted! 
I took the sleeves and skirt from this pattern...
As you see, a little creativity, some adjustments and details made this dress have the look I wanted! O and did I mention...Those buttons unbutton and the whole front of the dress opens up to make it easy to get on and off your little one!


  1. That is adorable! I've always loved navy and white polka dots

  2. Seeing the Advance pattern reminded me of:
    You can filter the posts by selecting "sewing" on the right side where the post topics are listed. If you have the time, go as far back in entries as you can. They have more modern stuff mixed in with the vintage.