Love that Gingham!

by Archive from Blogger on June 23, 2011 · 9 comments

in Vintage Sewing

Gilbert Adrian was one of the most fantastic designers of the 1930′s and 1940′s, working as a costumer for MGM, and setting the trends for women’s fashions. With the making of the movie “Wizard of Oz”, he was said to have included a gingham dress somewhere in his line up every year.This first one was made from organza and taffeta. I decided to do a second in gingham fabric. It’s Sew Chic #1106.

Some things are different:I used a slot seam technique for the princess and center back seam. Click on the close up photo to see it better. I’ve never sewn an outfit with a slot before- come to think of it, I’ve never made an outfit that I felt could be improved by a technique like that. I like it quite a lot. I also did larger buttons (1″) and did only 3 of them. Is it better than the organza?? They just have different personalities.

This one does make me think of Adrian!

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Evie June 23, 2011 at 8:29 pm

This is an adorable outfit!


Allie June 23, 2011 at 10:03 pm

This is an absolutely gorgeous outfit! I esp. love the jacket!


Tilly June 24, 2011 at 2:44 am

Gorgeous! I love the capri trousers.


Emma O W June 24, 2011 at 3:22 am

Stunning outfit – it's both beautifully made and wonderfully accessorised!


Elisalex June 24, 2011 at 6:11 am

LOVE the jacket! Such a cute look


Anonymous June 24, 2011 at 9:36 am

VERY very nice pictures!


tammyO. June 24, 2011 at 11:54 am

looks so fab on you! well done!


Rene Michele June 25, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Wow! This looks so professional! Great job!


puu June 27, 2011 at 10:28 am

just beyond fantastic. keep wearing it and keep loving it :-)


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