20 Below: DIY Tennis Dresses

I started tennis lessons last night. Oh, what fun! I’ve played tennis before but I’ve only ever taken lessons once as a child. I was happy to discover that my moves on the tennis court are decent but I’m definitely looking forward to improving my backhand as it’s beyond weak at the moment.

So it may come as no surprise that last night’s tennis lesson has provided the inspiration for today’s post. Aren’t these vintage tennis dress patterns awesome? I spent more time than I meant to browsing the pattern selection on Etsy this morning. It’s so interesting to see how the styles change over the years. The white fabric options remain pretty consistent (woohoo!).

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tennis dress pattern (1968), $7

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tennis dress pattern (1960s), $12.55 

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vintage tennis dress pattern (1975), $4

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retro tennis outfit pattern (1971), $4.50

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vintage tennis dress pattern (1973), $5

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tennis dress pattern (1970s), $6.25

tennis dress pattern 1978

tennis dress pattern (1978), $7

Let’s face it – half the fun of tennis is the outfits. Right?

1 Comment

  1. EyeCandyPopper April 10, 2013

    So cute! I love old school patterns. I remember spending hours at the sewing shop with my mom as a little girl, dreaming over all the beautiful items that I could have, if only I could convince my mom to make them all! 😉

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