The Blue Fans

Although summer is officially over here in Australia, we’re still having lovely weather. With any luck I’ll get another chance to wear the Blue Fans dress before the sun disappears.

Hollywood 1606 - 1940s sun dress


 The front shows off the fan print beautifully, but the back is where it’s at…


I can’t tell you how much I love this dress! It’s so comfortable and the bow on the back really puts a spring in my step. It was originally nearly 2 inches longer –  you can find pics on my blog – but the shorter version is so much sassier!

– Tamara

• Meet the Author • Tamara

I have been collecting & sewing from Vintage patterns (30s-50s) for the past 5 years. My favourite era to sew is the 40s & the style suits me to a tea.

8 comments… add one

  • I am seriously green with envy – this is truly beautiful. I also have quite a hoard of patterns from the 40s and 50s and plan to make every single one of them!

  • Oh, I really can understand why you love this dress, it´s so pretty! And the bow in the back just makes it so special! Love it! 🙂

  • I love the back and your fabric choice it’s the perfect complement to this dress. So cute!

  • It’s really lovely; you did a great job – also loved how you matched fabric to pattern so well. It’s so very difficult to put fabric and pattern together (often with disastrous or simply ugly results) and you did a great job. It seems to be a very hard skill to master. Plus it looks amazing on you.

  • I love it. The fabric is gorgeous and the bow in the back is like a cute surprise.

  • The way the shape of the fans is echoed in the construction of the bow and the neckline of the front halter is really clever! And I love a crisp blue-and-white dress for summer. So well done.

  • BEAUTIFUL! Great execution & fabric choice, and looks lovely on you!

  • This is such a beautiful dress! The blue and white fabric looks so great!
    I must ask, where did you get the pattern? I’d love to make it…


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