Time to Re-Think that Stash of Dress Patterns!

by Laura Mae on March 25, 2012 · 4 comments

in 1940s,Skirts

In keeping with my resolution to make more separates for myself this year, here is one of my recent projects.

The pattern is a 1945 reproduction from Eva Dress.  The original pattern is for a fantastic dress, which I have made twice!   It turns out, this dress makes a lovely little skirt (at least I think so).

Time to re-think all of those dress patterns – they really make excellent skirts!  Just add a waistband and you are ready to go!

More pictures and information about the altered construction of my new skirt may be found over at Lilacs & Lace.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

evergreen March 26, 2012 at 10:26 am

Your peplum skirt looks great–interesting idea! (I like the blouse too!)


Jade March 26, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Love it!!!!


Jade March 26, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Love it!!! Absolutely stunning.


Miss Ava Kitten April 3, 2012 at 6:41 am

Absolutely everything you make is truly beautiful. Not in a stalkerish way but I want to be you! Love seeing what you do next; again, always beautiful.


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