Sewing Inspiration: Birthday Wrap Dress

on June 24 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 2 Comments

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Tasha has some really amazing, vintage-inspired sewing at By gum, by golly!, including her birthday wrap dress. Tasha used a vintage pattern from 1962, McCall’s 6617 and the fabric is from the Windham Fabrics Floursack Collection.

Tasha writes,
I have always loved wrap dresses! There is just something so easy, fun and casual about them. In my daily life I wear a lot of vintage styles (either original vintage or sewn by me), but actual vintage wrap dresses can be quite expensive if you do find them. So I set out to sew my own! I found an amazing vintage dress pattern from 1962 on eBay, and paired it with a medium-weight cotton that looks like a reproduction print from 1930s or 40s feedsack fabric. And I love the results! It’s a cute and summery style, has big useful pockets (that I lined with rayon bemberg for a bit more stability) and is easy to wear because of the forgiving wrap style. It’s a great style to showcase fun prints and patterns too. And as a bonus, since it’s cotton I can throw it in the washer and dryer! All of these things make it a dress I just adore wearing.

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If you’re like to read more about it, I posted it on my blog in April. I definitely see a closet full of these in my future, so stay tuned for more versions this summer!

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2 Responses to Sewing Inspiration: Birthday Wrap Dress

  1. Rochelle New says:

    I love Tasha! She always sews the most incredible stuff, and if you can believe it, her knitting is even more impressive. I’ve been dying to find one of these vintage wrap dress patterns for myself since seeing her version. :)

  2. Jill says:

    I love digging at thrift stores for vintage patterns — have found a few keepers through the years. Nice classic dress and great look on the model.

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