Sunday, March 10, 2013

Maudella Dress

Sometimes the sewing gods smile upon you and a dress comes together perfectly, it fits well with no adjustments and no worries. This is one of those dresses!
I made this dress in a few hours, the pattern is Maudella 5619, which is a pattern I recieved from our lovely and generous Vix. I had never heard of "Maudella" patterns before I got my hands on this particular pattern, so I looked the company up on the vintage pattern wiki -

"The Maudella Patterns Company was founded by Maude Helena Dunsford in West Yorkshire in 1937. These patterns presented basic style garnments and were released until the 1980s"

I couldn't find much more about this particular pattern but I have to say as someone who still considers themselves to be a novice sewist this pattern was incredibly easy to use and I think I will try and hunt out a few other Maudella patterns.
 I made the pattern out of some "mod" looking jersey fabric I had in my stash - I guess I thought it would be a good choice for a 1960's style dress. Rich said the fabric reminds him of stained glass. I think I will try and make another one of these dresses for our upcoming Wellington Sewing Bloggers meet up as it was so fun and simple to make (plus I have more jersey fabric in my stash not doing very much at all).

Whilst I'm here I want to share my latest So Pauve package of awesome - the Easter edition!




As you all know - I can never get enough Hello Kitty - this time around Alicia sent me an Easter card (complete with stickers), cookie dough lollies, a notebook and a Hello Kitty egg decorating kit! So much fun! Look out for a Hello Kitty Easter Egg decorating post very soon.

I hope you have all have a lovely weekend xoxox

17 comments:

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Well done on making such a funky frock! I really like the simple shape & the groovy fabric! Xx

CityScape Skybaby said...

That dress is really nice Trees, you look really good in that geometric design. And the Hello Kitty prezzies are so cute, I love the little envelope design too. xx

Penny-Rose said...

Love the dress - well done!!! Yes the fabric is mod-ish it is a great choice. The MLP made me SQUEEEE

pastcaring said...

Oh yes, that dress looks really great, lovely fabric and a fab shape. Maudella pattern illustrations are always lovely, I have a couple.
Hurrah for Hello Kitty gifts! xxxx

JuanitaTortilla said...

Do you know how crazy I am about sleeved dresses? I can't believe it only took you a few hours, AND in jersey? You're HARDLY a novice sewer, that means!!! Love it.

Helga! said...

O, I love LOVE your choice of fabric!!! It is an awesome frock!! I reckon you could make that in all colours and fabrics, it's such a versatile style! I have a few Madella patterns from Vix too, and have made up 2 of them. XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

thecuriouskiwi said...

Ballerina pony! Hell yes ;)

I love that fabric, very Piet Mondrian, the perfect silhouette for that fabric too, can't wait to see version #2 IRL :)

thecuriouskiwi said...

Ballerina pony! Hell yes ;)

I love that fabric, very Piet Mondrian, the perfect silhouette for that fabric too, can't wait to see version #2 IRL :)

Tallia said...

Such a pretty dress!

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Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Oh honey that amazing fabric is perfect for the cut of that 1960s-style frock - I love it on you so much and the colours are beautiful, especially with the blue tights and your boots:). You go to a sewing club? That sounds amazing! Love your HK treasures honey, xoxo

acharmofmagpies said...

You definitely look like the cat that got the cream! Well done.

Melanie said...

Fab work on the dress, it really suits you!

Vix said...

You've done a brilliant job, I'd buy that dress! Love the print, very Mondrian! xxx

Mary Lou said...

what a beautiful dress, so colorful and happy i totally agree with vix very mondrian. i really would add the patterns for the stuff, but mostly they are drawn by me or so much modified you would´t recognize them anymore:(
kiss,mary

two squirrels said...

What a fabulous print, you have made such a great job making it sweet. Just perfect, it suits you.
love V

Camelia Crinoline said...

It looks great. I love the mod look. I think I have a Maudella pattern in my stash so it's interesting to hear a bit about the history of it.

alicia said...

that alicia character sure does send you some super cute treats! :D i'm so happy you enjoy them, because i love putting them together for you! <3 <3 <3

also, i love the dress! <3