Hot! ‘The Pumpkin Pie’ Dress

The Facts

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!)

Style print pattern
I made up view B in the short sleeve.  Again, I just adore this pattern–both styles are the best!

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!

Sorry for the indoor shots this week! I completed this dress at the very last moment–on Thanksgiving to be precise!  Hope you had a lovely week!  I’m thankful for all your comments and support!



Debi from My Happy Sewing Place

Debi Fry LOVES vintage patterns. She started sewing in 2009 and has been going since. In 2011, she participated in the Sew Weekly challenge and looks forward to the new challenges that lie in store!


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  1. Debi what a pretty dress! It seems like depending on the fabric you can push the personality of the dress, for fun, work or a party. I do love the texture and color of the fabric and the buttons are a perfect accent!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving Debi! You achieved a lovely fit with this dress – great job! Lovely pattern too!

  3. this dress is dreamy!

  4. I understand why you love this pattern. It looks great on you! Is there a zipper in the side for closure?

  5. It’s a gorgeous dress!

  6. Lovely dress! I love that pattern. Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Beautiful dress – that’s been a really great pattern for you.

  8. Fabulous dress, Debi! And so perfect for celebrating Thanksgiving where you are :)

  9. This style is so you Debi, great fabric choice and buttons, perfect length too. Happy thanksgiving.

  10. Love that close up shot! The texture of the fabric, the buttons and the pleats are just lovely!