Tuesday, May 17, 2011

summer seersucker

I love seersucker, but in the grown up world, how often do you get the chance to use it for yourself? This week I saw an adorable photo on Pinterest, that I immediately repinned (via the Satorialist).  The dress itself is quite simple but so easy, so lovely, I decided it most definitely needed a place in the sewing queue.


Just the barest hint of a cut-on cap sleeve, not-too-full gathered skirt, breezy seersucker.  I even love the wrinkles!

You can see my plan above (click for large view), including my very retro (but not quite vintage) c. 1994 pattern.  I've cut out view B bodice in a narrow turquoise stripe seersucker, with the gathered skirt.

This is such an easy pattern, a pull over your head and go kind of dress.  Hmmm...I might need two or three!

9 comments:

  1. Cute! When does a vintage pattern, become vintage? I've never even owned seersucker so I'm excited to see what you come up with!

    Also, there is a totally undesirable photo of myself sneezing in your side-bar!
    *Note to self* Always make the first photo in a post smoking-hot, and don't sneeze.

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  2. I wore seersucker in the early 80s as a university student who hated ironing. I like the easy charm of the dress you are planning.

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  3. You're going to have a perfect summer dress!

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  4. Yes, I agree this is really nice, I would love a dress like this. Good luck making one.

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  5. Pretty fabric....In hot, humid DC summers, the only rule is to be cool and comfortable!!! Can't wait to see the dress when you finish!!!
    On another note, I finally finished a wearable object!!!

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  6. I love seersucker!!! (Though oddly I don't think I have any seersucker garments in my closet right now... *cries*) I think this will look so pretty and be a perfect spring/summer dress! Can't wait to see it. :)

    ♥ Casey

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  7. Oh my goodness, I love this idea so much that I just bought that 90s pattern on eBay. :)

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  8. I worked with a wonderful man once who wore a seersucker suit to his son's high school graduation. It was amazing. I love seersucker, too--might have to track some down!

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