HALTER DRESS

The idea was to make somewhat of a replica of a navy and brown Joset Walker dress from 1948. Unfortunately I came to the conclusion that it wasn’t really flattering on me so I made the top bit to a halter neck instead. I used the Simplicity 4648 pattern for the skirt but ruched the hem instead of pleating it. I wanted to keep some elements of the dress I originally wanted to make by having the fabric cross at the back. The result is ok but I’m not overwhelmed with joy. I also noticed from these pictures that the front was pulling a bit so I adjusted it slightly afterwards.

I’m still thinking of adding pockets – navy on brown and brown on navy. What do you think?

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dress: Joset Walker
photographer: Louise Dahl-Wolfe published: Harper’s Bazaar 1948

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5 comments… add one

  • I love it, it looks fantastic!

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  • I love it too! It is really elegant and great!

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  • It is gorgeous. Please don't put pockets, I think it would detract from the lovely color blocking. Blue and brown, who would have thought?

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  • no pockets!..this is a beautiful dress and you wear it so well..I agree with Jacki pockets would detract from its elegance

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  • thanks for your feedback! I think I'll keep it as it is :)

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