Wednesday, June 2, 2010

1950s instant dress kits!


How cute are these kits? I found them on ebay, the seller has a whole bunch of them! The whole dress pattern is printed on the fabric, ready for you to "Cut 'n' Sew". I know from experience that it would be useless to get one of these and make it for Emily since I doubt you can alter them and they would be far too short (or too wide if I got a larger size). And I can't really justify buying one just to display....although I think it would be an awesome thing to put on the wall of a sewing room! (You know, if I had a sewing room....). Something to keep an eye out for, I'd definitely grab one if I ever find one thrifting someday!


  1. I don't know about altering them, but my first sewing project ever was similar to this. My mom bought a panel of fabric that was actually a dress - the pieces were printed in color on a white background (sort of like the Daisy Kingdom dress panels you could get back in the 80 's and 90's). It made a really cute shift dress that you could wear as a sleeveless dress in warm weather or with a shirt under it in cooler weather. I sewed it myself with a little help from mom and wore it for my first day of kindergarten. It must have run a bit big (and I was a smaller kid) because I remember wearing it in 1st grade for a while, too. Thanks for bringing back a great memory!


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