A Late 40s Dress

by Starspangledheart on August 28, 2012 · 2 comments

in 1940s,Dresses,Vintage Sewing

I recently sewed up Simplicity 2509, a vintage pattern from 1948.

I used a great 50s looking print that I found in the LA Garment district.

I plan on making a sash like in view 2 but I didn’t get it done in time to wear it out. More pictures and construction details are available on my blog if you’d like to pop over.

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I'm a 20 something Chemistry professor who loves the fashions of the 30s, 40s and 50s. I'm also completely obsessed with Downton Abbey. Aside from sewing, I also love to knit, scrapbook and read.

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Danielle August 28, 2012 at 11:05 pm



Harriet Bazley August 29, 2012 at 9:55 am

I actually think this dress has a bit of a 30s look on you when made up (though the pattern envelope is very 40s) – maybe it’s the little frilly sleeve caps?


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