Friday, September 28, 2012

Village Frock

Etta James song 'At Last' is resonating in my head right now as finally, or rather, at last, I have a pattern for the much coveted Village Frock.

It went out of print years ago and of course once you can get something inevitably you want it desperately.

There are plenty of images of the pattern pieces on the internet to make your own pattern like here
Also here ( for some reason I can't find the images of the pieces as I'm posting this) but they are on that site, somewhere.

There are blogs that list several sources for making  pattern versions of the dress such as this blog.
And there are blogs that offer tutorials on the dress such as here.

There is a blog that has just recently recreated a very similar version of the dress and the pattern is downloadable for free here.

The Village Frock dress I made is size 4 and it's a possible wearable muslin.  The fabric is a beige/gray linen.

The neckband is too loose I think.   It'll be a week before I can try it on Caitlin to see how loose it is.

Oh, and I stuffed plastic bags up the sleeves to fill them out so they kind of look weird.

Thanks to everyone who helped me with this pattern.


  1. I'm so glad that you got your pattern "At Last"! I'm looking forward to seeing many lovely versions from you.:). This one is darling!

  2. Wow! It looks great! I love the earthy buttons. I used big buttons, too, and I just couldn't cram 6 on there. So I used 5. The loose neckband is, in my humble opinion, a flaw of the design. I worry that "fixing" it too much might screw up the shape of the yoke. But enough negative.... YAY! I can't wait to see it on your DGD!

  3. I love it! Thaks for posting all teh help and feree patterns for this, I missed out on the pattern too. I'll be ginving the last pattern a try maybe tonight.

  4. I'm so glad you got the pattern Deb :-)

    I love the fabric/button combo you've used, and hope that it looks lovely on Caitlin