Testing the Water

by Laura Mae

in 1930s,1950s,Dresses

I have been so busy sewing, I have not been keeping up with my posts.  But I have been enjoying all of the projects being posted – and they are keeping me inspired!

Recently, I have been trying to expand my vintage horizons, and heading even further into the past than my comfort zone (the 1940s and 50s).  I am currently having fun exploring the 1920s.

The Jean Harlow, bias white silk satin look  of the 1930s always had me steering clear because I did not think the look would work for me, but this day dress has changed my mind.  Turns out, there was success to be had.

That is not to say that I have given up on my full skirted frocks!  Now that Fall is just around the corner, I am sure to get some wear out of this one.

Oh, and did I mention that both patterns are from Mr. Male Pattern Boldness?  Which, of course, makes me love them all the more!

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I adore sewing and knitting, mostly vintage or vintage-inspired patterns.

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Cherie August 31, 2012 at 10:34 pm

And how wonderful do you look in these styles? Totally fab! I love your creativity!

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Miranda September 1, 2012 at 7:12 am

I love the black and white one! Do you know what fabric that is?

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Laura Mae September 1, 2012 at 9:24 pm

The fabric is a rayon satin from Fashion Fabrics a few years ago – I wish I had purchased more, but I am never sure what I am going to get from them!

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Harriet Bazley September 2, 2012 at 8:18 pm

It’s the high waist that gives the ‘leggy’ look – definitely don’t fix that on your 1930s patterns! (And you should definitely do more of them….)

I love the way the raised sleeve caps echo the round collar.

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Jade September 2, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Both are so fabulous! Great fit and wonderful fabric choices. I Love them.

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Miss Ava Kitten September 3, 2012 at 3:00 am

Both are, as usual, completely stunning.

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lunefantasy September 4, 2012 at 2:20 am

wonderful !!!
and the black and white is magical !!!!

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EmSewCrazy September 4, 2012 at 4:21 pm

They are both very nice but I LOVE the black and white one! Great job!

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Jennifer Nelson September 20, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Wow! Incredibly beautiful dresses, both of them!

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