‘The Pumpkin Pie’ Dress
Fabric: 2 metres of mystery fabric (some sort of synthetic) bought from JoAnn’s sale bin two years ago, £5
Pattern: StylePrint 1283
Year: c. 1950’s
Notions: zipper from charity shop haul, £.05; 3 vintage buttons, free (gift from friend)
Time to complete: 7 hours
Wear again? yes! I’m wearing it now :)
Total Cost: ~£5
I just loved the Style Print pattern that I tried for the orange theme that I thought I would revisit the other view of that dress (and also in a slightly orange fabric!)
Here’s a close-up ofthe fabric. I bought it a couple of years ago when I was visiting the states. I got it at a JoAnn’s in the sale bin. It’s a mystery fabric though I definitely think it is partly synthetic with the consistency of wool (though it is slightly scratchy–so it may be more wool than not). It’s a very light pumpkin orange, white and light grey mottled pattern. Since this week was Thanksgiving in the U.S., I thought it was a perfect pumpkin pie (my favourite) dress!
I just love the buttons too. I got them from Tasia’s sister when she came to visit (she brought me a pound of vintage buttons as a gift –isn’t that A-MAZING?)
The dress features soft pleats in the skirt and the same bodice as my ‘Midcentury Madness Dress’. Like the full-skirt version of this dress, I could make 100 versions of this one! Just perfect for work and so comfortable!