The Hundred Dresses: Day 69

by Erin on August 10, 2013

There’s only a month left of dresses! Here’s today’s, another inhabitant of the depths of my closet:
popsicle dress

This is one of those dresses that is really all about the print and the trim. I know I still have this pattern somewhere, but I have no idea where it is. It was so much fun to find the piping and binding:
popsicle dress neck piping

Here’s a full view:

popsicle dress bodice

And a closeup of the sleeve binding:
popsicle dress sleeve binding

And I really love this print. I know I bought it on eBay, probably back in 2005.

popsicle dress print closeup

Side zip:

popsicle dress side zip

I made this dress back in 2007, maybe 2006. It’s interesting to take it out and look at it now — I feel like my sewing skills have progressed a lot since then. For example, I don’t think I would have done this:

popsicle dress back neck

Full back view:

popsicle dress back

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Linda August 11, 2013 at 3:04 pm

I love the colors and style of this dress. Especially the double piping.

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Linda August 11, 2013 at 3:07 pm

I love the colors and style of this dress. Especially the piping.

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dragonfly August 11, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Oh no, only a month left? Will you still blog though? Please say yes. This current “inhabitant of the depths of [your] closet” is such a cutie-pie. May be my most favorite, though there are many that crowd into ‘my favorite’ category. Piping and binding, color scheme, popcycle-cart themed drawings, design and drape —-> all terrific. Such a happy-go-lightly dress! And your droll closet-stand-up-comedian quip, “I feel like my sewing skills have progressed a lot since then. For example, I don’t think I would have done this:” . . . as we see a pic of the back neck bias seam mickey-moused together —-> left me chortling. Invaluable to view and hear about your sewing adventures/misadventures. FYI: I found you by coming across your book “The Secret Lives Of Dresses” at the library. It was displayed up on a little stand. I’d never heard of you, but was drawn in by the yellow dress/aqua-facade book cover, the title, and the words “Never Underestimate the Power of Vintage”. BIG SMILE! Read it. Complete love affair with it. Bought it. Read it again making notes in the margins. Googled to find out ‘who is this person Erin McKean’ anyway! And here I am . . .

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peppermintpenguin August 12, 2013 at 1:23 pm

ice-lolly doesn’t have quite the same spirit as popsicle.

So summery and cheery and the subtle shaping on the cap sleeve is very nice.

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Jean August 14, 2013 at 12:18 am

I adore this dress and have since you first posted it. I dreamt I emailed you asking you to re-post this one, and in the dream you replied that you left it in New York so there’d be something to cool off with when you go back to visit.

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