Self drafted dress in the style of Dior’s 1947 New Look

by Ewellyn

in 1940s,Dresses,Pattern Drafting,Vintage Sewing

Today I finished my longest and most complicated sewing project ever. I got my hands on a lot of amazing fabric and decided it was time to make that dream dress, the Dior New Look dress!

I drafted the whole thing from scratch, using my own constructed pattern. Here’s how it came out!


I documented a lot of the process in my blog, and there are massive amounts of pictures. Take a look if you like!

http://sewewellyn.blogspot.com/2011/12/self-drafted-new-years-party-dress-part.html

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erika December 30, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Well done! It looks beautiful

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cactus December 30, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Wow! That is a beautiful dress! Kudos!!

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Katherine December 30, 2011 at 10:38 pm

You look beautiful! I’m a HUGE fan of the collar and the lacing in the back. Well done! :D

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Lizzy December 31, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Just WOW!!!! love the collar also and the lace in the back, I saw the other pictures and process in your blog, I was wondering how you did that skirt but now I know

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mariebayarea January 6, 2012 at 7:22 pm

to die for! you and your dress are stunning

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Ewellyn January 10, 2012 at 4:34 am

Thank you so much all of you!

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