The “Is it Spring Yet?” Dress

I just finished up my first vintage sewing project of the year :)

I made this dress using a pattern from 1938, Hollywood 1558.  I made this using a new lightweight cotton print with white cotton pique collar and cuffs, and vintage buttons and buckle.  This pattern was really clever in that it was designed for fabric to be cut on the grain, crossgrain, and bias, in order to play with stripe direction.  I made this in a button up style, though the original pattern had an option for a zip front shirtwaist as well.  It was a fun project, but cutting was a bit tedious!

More info and pics on my blog, Wearing History.

 

• Meet the Author • Lauren


I love historical and vintage fashion and love creating clothing from the past. When I'm not sewing for myself I love to be creative in other ways, watch old movies, and spend time with my husband our two kitties.


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9 comments… add one

  • It’s so pretty. I love the colours and the chevron effect.

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  • That is gorgeous. I can’t believe you got all those stripes to cooperate. Well done!

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  • Wow, that’s just STUNNING! Well done.

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  • That’s really lovely! And so cleverly cut- the collar shaping matches the fabric stripes perfectly. Love it :)

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  • Fabulous. The cutting may have been a pain but it was worth it as the stripes all fall beautifully, especially around the collar!

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  • WOW! I just love it! great job!

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  • I love the fabric. Wonderful job. It looks great and fits you perfectly.

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  • That is one of the prettiest things I’ve ever seen – love the stripes, love the collar.

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  • Just beautiful!

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