50s Picnic Dress Tutorial

By: Naomi for
Updated September 12, 2022
50s Picnic Dress Tutorial
50s Picnic Dress Tutorial
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Vintage-inspired clothing has never looked so sweet as it does with this 50s Picnic Dress Tutorial. Travel back in time and create an easy and adorable ladylike dress that's perfect for channeling your inner 1950s starlet. This free sewing tutorial shows you how to make a lightweight dress that's great for warmer weather or looks chic with tights and ankle boots for fall.

This pretty dress tutorial is wonderful because it actually includes instructions for adding pockets to the skirt, making it an excellent choice when transitioning your wardrobe from summer to autumn. Make a figure-flattering dress with a fun vintage spin with this free dress tutorial.


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I am unable to save any patterns to my sewing library. There is no button for it. The little heart at the bottom of the picture of each project does not do anything. HELP

I have a button (about 5th from the left) in the line where you can add to Pinterest, message, tweet... There is a plus sign in a circle and says "save". This worked to add to my collection.

I love this! It's so sweet and retro. This would be so cute to wear on a nice, outdoorsy date

What an adorable retro dress! I would love to wear this for a picnic or a casual daytime party.

Love it! Love the retro vibes here

Cute!! I love the modern twist on a vintage pattern like this.


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