Inspiration

Inspiration: Pocketful of Sunshine

Pocketful of Sunshine can be purchased here.

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My daughter has decided she’s too old for sailor dresses.  That is such a shame because she’s always had one in her closet, which is why I wanted to design one.  Nothing beats a sailor dress for instant vintage style.

I had a few different ideas kicking around in my head.  One of my favorites was this one from Janie and Jack that I bought years ago.  Those little sleeves and the front pleats!  I may have to work those design elements into something else later on.

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I love this dress, but I really wanted the traditional square sailor collar and when a friend sent me a link to this vintage pattern, I knew that I had to make it.

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It was truly love at first site.  The square collar, the in panel pockets, the double breasted buttons…  I decided not to do a lantern sleeve for this, because I didn’t want to detract from the collar.  Instead, I added a set in short sleeve so that it wouldn’t change the silhouette from the sleeveless version.

Here is my sleeveless version.


And my version with sleeves.

I think it’s sweet without the collar and perfect for older girls that may feel silly with a sailor collar.  My testers sewed up so many lovely versions of this dress with collars that don’t look like sailor dresses at all!

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and the ones without collars were equally as lovely!

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Be sure to drop by the facebook group to see all of the beautiful versions that have been shared.

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