McCall’s 7345 – almost there!

by silverstah

in 1930s

Earlier this month, I posted the first of the toiles I made up for our upcoming production of ‘Fallen Angels’ – an adorable little mid-30′s dress, made using a vintage pattern.  Remember? 

Well, since then we had an initial fitting on the actress – there were some modifications that had to be made, which wasn’t surprising.  The original pattern was quite a bit smaller than the actress (not uncommon for vintage patterns), so I had to grade it up a fair amount.  Today was the final fitting – and it’s going to look great on stage!  All that’s left is the final hem – marked here with safety pins.  The fabric is a printed silk broadcloth – buttery soft and so easy to work with.  The drape of the skirt when it’s on a real person is amazing!

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A.J.A. May 20, 2012 at 9:55 am

Lovely! It’s so cool to see your dresses realized in the garment fabric after seeing the lovely muslins.

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silverstah May 20, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Thank you! I’m frantically trying to get these all done for dress rehearsal tomorrow – working on hems, snaps, facings, and all those little details that take way longer than you ever remember them taking. I’ve loved these projects – but definitely ready to move on to the next! :)

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Isis May 21, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Looks great!

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silverstah May 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Thank you!

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