Hot! The Midcentury Moment Dress

The Facts
Fabric: Liberty Carnaby Jersey in Starburst Peach from
Pattern: Kwik Sew 3482
Year: 2012
Notions: None
Time to complete: 14 hours
First worn: January 28th
Wear again? Yes! Its my favorite thing in my wardrobe!
Total price: (£15 per M) £30 but I got it for Christmas so free?

i have been thinking about Spring and Summer for a while. I like the colder months but I can’t wait for the bulbs to come through and the garden to bloom! This dress is another version of my Kwik Sew 3482. It is completely different to my other version but I am so in love with it! Who wouldn’t fall in love with Liberty Jersey!?

We decided the beach was the best place to get that Summery feeling. Although it was freezing!

The fit and everything is fantastic on this version and I feel its the best thing i’ve ever made. Thats partly the fabric in this amazing 50’s style print and that it is the softest jersey I have ever used! Plus I think that that I took more time over it that I would normally. I think I need to stop rushing and not sew so many orphans!

What do you think? Do you think its a winner?



Stevie Is a student of Fashion and Dress History from Brighton, Who started sewing at 16 after a fateful incident with corset making she decided to actually learn to sew. A college course later and she has her own blog where she talks about her love of Vintage Fashion and her fabric obsessions.


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  1. Cute! The fabric sounds lovely!

  2. The fabric is super cool. The design of the dress looks great on you.

  3. You look lovely, that print is divine

  4. Oh I love the fabric! The print is beautiful! Great dress!

  5. That’s a great dress. I can see why its a new favorite.

  6. Wow- I love seeing this dress on a freezing English beach. Is that called schadenfreude? ;)

    No really, it’s gorgeous and I’m soooo jealous of the Liberty Jersey… Where did you get it?

  7. This dress looks absolutely wonderful! And that fabric is divine- you’re a brave woman getting out on a chilly beach to take the photo :D

  8. Liberty in jersey? Awesome!! Lovely dress. It is certainly a winner.

  9. Thanks guys! I’m glad you like it as much as I do!
    @Steph, The fabric came from Truro Fabrics online!

  10. Totally a winner. It inspires me to stop buying so much on sale fabric and splurge on some Liberty knit. I’ve worn the lawn and love it, but the knit….wow! That must feel great.

  11. I think it’s a winner! I like the print on the fabric and the way you belted it-

  12. Lovely dress and great summery shot! It’s not easy taking those photos when it is so cold.

  13. Brilliant job! yep she’s a winner. Lovely photos too.

  14. It’s lovely to hear your absolute pleasure in this dress – you’ve done a wonderful job.

  15. Love this! Gorgeous fabric and the style really suits you. And well done for posing on the beach in this freezing weather – you’re a stronger woman than I am.

  16. Lovely lovely lovely dress!! The style is fantastic and that fabric – perfect!