Muslin Peasant dress - 1971 by Speattle

Summary

Category:
Clothing
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
1971-01-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
1971-12-31T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

I found this photo today while doing a long overdue closet cleaning.  It is the only photo of this dress that I think I have.  I was in the 10th grade.  This is just a basic peasant dress (very popular pattern in that era).  I remember choosing to do this completely from cotton  muslin.  I actually made 2 dresses, and sewed them together, right side together so it would be lined.  I think the pattern called for only one casing row, but I made several.  The ruffle at the bottom was single and I sewed it between the layers.


As for the artsy photography... both my mom and step-dad were talented artists.  This was taken by my step-dad in our front room in the natural light.  I wish it were better in focus.  Maybe he did that intentionally.

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Comments

stitchcat

Love the dress and the photo! Having been around in the '70's I wore a number of these dresses!

Speattle

Thanks! I'm just glad to have survived the 1970s!

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