My ‘Pearl Harbour’ Dress

by Vicki on February 24, 2012 · 1 comment

in 1940s

This week I participated in the Oscar challenge set over at Sew Weekly. After thinking of multiple outfits I could make for this challenge I settled on a dress Kate Beckinsale wears for a small portion of ‘Pearl Harbour’

For this I used an early 1940′s pattern in the shape of Hollywood 785, using black polyester crepe.

I had a couple of ‘firsts’ with this dress starting with bound buttonholes (not as terrifying as I thought they’d be!) and I also made my own shoulder pads.


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Katherine February 24, 2012 at 10:39 pm

I’m with you on the bound buttonholes – I spent the longest time avoiding them and they’re really not that hard!


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