Bright happy dress – finished!

Bright happy dress - vintage Vogue 7298 - Boston harbor

The Bright Happy dress is complete, modeled with the scenic Boston waterfront in the background.  After so much saddening news coming out of Boston recently, I was happy to show off such a cheerful new dress on a beautiful spring day in the city.  What better way to bounce back than to frolic in the warmth and sunshine in a new handmade garment?  : )

Project stats:

Pattern: Vogue 7298 (vintage from the 1960s; now out of print) — same as my Mad Men dress

Fabric: Fiesta Firecracker by Alexander Henry; sash and lining are Kona Cotton by Robert Kaufman

Modifications: Same as the Mad Men dress, omitted the white stripe, and added a sash at the waist

Level of crafty satisfaction:  Love it!  So bright and happy!! : )

Bright happy dress - vintage Vogue 7298 - Boston waterfront Bright happy dress - vintage Vogue 7298 - side view Bright happy dress - vintage Vogue 7298 - back view Bright happy dress - vintage Vogue 7298 - full view

Yay for such a cute summery dress!  : )  What is not obvious from these photos is that it was actually pretty chilly yesterday (i.e., definitely not warm enough to wear this dress yet).  My jacket went back on immediately after snapping these photos!

This dress was such a quick and satisfying project, especially because it was my second time around with the pattern.  All the alterations had been figured out already, so all I had to do was whip this baby up!  I’m really digging the super bright print and matching turquoise sash, and I like that the dress has a vintage feel without being in-your-face.  I’d call this project a success!  : )

Below are some shots on the hanger back at my apartment:

Bright happy dress - vintage Vogue 7298 - on hangar front Bright happy dress - vintage Vogue 7298 - on hangar back

And below you can see the full lining, attached completely by hand above the waist:

Bright happy dress - vintage Vogue 7298 - on hangar inside-out front Bright happy dress - vintage Vogue 7298 - on hangar inside-out back

Carolyn with photographerFinally, special thanks to this super foxy photographer, who also wound up treating me to some fantastic Italian pastries in Boston’s North End.  YUM.

Hope you enjoyed following the journey of this cheerful dress over the past few weeks, not to mention the sunny finished project photoshoot.  I know I did.  : )  Happy weekend everyone!

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2 comments
  1. Such a fun and cheerful spring dress! Great job!

    • Carolyn said:

      Thanks Chantal, looking forward to some warmer dress weather!

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