Back To The Future Dress

I picked up this pattern from the Salvo’s Thrift shop for the bargain price of 20c! The label on the back says that the pattern is from 1982. 

Some might call it a vintage pattern, some might call it retro, but since I’ve given it a modern twist with my choice of fabric, I’ve decided to call it my ‘Back to the Future Dress’.

I chose Dress 4 of the pattern (the green one) and updated it with some coordinating Amy Butler fabrics from her Lotus range.

The sleeve frills and the skirt ruffle are made from Full Moon Polka Dot in Cherry, and the main body of the dress is made from Morning Glory in Linen.

Despite it being a size 2, its currently way to big for my 2.5 year old, but that suits because I am hoping she will fit into it once my 4 month old fits into her matching cross over pinafore! Cute matching girls – I used to hate my mum dressing my sister and I the same and now I inflict some matchy outfits on my girls…but it’s too cute to resist!

17 thoughts on “Back To The Future Dress

  1. Okay, I actually just put the same dress on my little girl, which my mom sewed for me. EXACT pattern! And I was dying to find this pattern to make the same dress, as it is a hastle to copy it from the actual dress. I would post the picture of the dress, but I think I can't here, right? you would not sell this pattern by any chance, or "your version" of it? Best! Julia

  2. Hey Ros, thanks for following me. I'm following you now too. I love finding Aussies…oi, oi oi! 🙂 BTW, gorgeous dress. I dont think I seen beautiful patterned linen like that. Just lovely.

  3. That is so cute! I saw your post from "lines across my face". I'm your newest follower. I'd love it if you'd come check out my new blog & follow along. It is loveofhomes.blogspot.com

  4. I love this! I'm going to see if I can find this pattern on ebay. 🙂 If you ever post a photo tutorial and sell it on Etsy or somewhere please let me know!

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