Friday, June 15, 2012

Red Winter Dress

When late fall comes (it finally gets a chill here in Vegas then) I always have an "OMG" moment where I have nothing to wear. All of my clothes are made for warm weather (90% of our weather here!) and when I am faced with the fact of going out I always promise myself to make some cool (not going to say cold because we do not have that weather here) weather clothes.

This dress is made from some "cool weather" fabric I picked up in the fall. When did I make this dress? The spring! (haha). I am ready for fall now! I am totally bringing this on our Christmas cruise (can you tell I am excited?). I wore it with some awesome vintage earings my Mum got me last Christmas.

The Facts
Fabric: Heavy stretch cotton.
Lining- Lined with the same fabric. I also used a store bought chiffon petticoat from
Pattern: Butterick Retro 5605
Year: circa 1956
Notions: zipper, covered button, purchased petticoat.
Time to complete: Under 8 hours?
First worn: VLV 2012.
Wear again? Yes! I love the pockets.


  1. That is gorgeous and the colour really suits you.

  2. This dress and color really looks stunning on you. So so pretty.

  3. Thanks so much! I adore the color red, as do both my grandmas. Must run in the family.