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Vintage Style Tea Dress


Hi again everyone.

On the few occasions when the sun has peeped out from behind the clouds I’ve been thinking about nice things to wear for the Spring and Summer.  Really, they are only just around the corner!

I’m quite keen to make something with a ‘vintage’ feel and so I have just designed a Tea Dress which has a lovely 1950s look to it.


I have drafted the pattern which includes 2 versions of the skirt: one is a very full, Dirndl skirt which is gathered at the waist, and the other skims the hips and flares out widely at the hemline.  Either can be made to your preferred length.  I think the dress would look great which ever length you chose.


The dress bodice also has 2 variations:  the first having darts to shape the body, and the second has a softly ruched centre front seam.  Both versions are very flattering.


There are 2 different necklines to choose from:  one has a lovely sweetheart neck whilst the other has a scoop neck.  Both necklines end in a gentle curve at the back.


There is also the option to make a matching bow to trim your dress.  This could be added to the front neckline or waistline, or even stitched to the back!


Come along to my fab ‘Vintage Style Tea Dress’ 2-day workshop, and select your own combination of skirt, bodice and neckline.  It will look amazing!


I have bought some beautiful cotton fabric to make mine.  It’s a lovely shade of green with tiny pale green polka dots on it (photo doesn’t do it justice!)  I’ll post pics when it’s made.


It would also look great in a large floral print.  Alternatively, if you want to stick to truly vintage, you could make it from Granny’s old flowered curtains!


I hope you like my design.

For details of the course please visit my website.

I look forward to seeing you.