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DuBarry 2205B

Hello everyone! I’m new here. I’ve been a “stalker” for a few weeks now, truly enjoying all of your creations and somewhat envious of your talent! Here is my first project I plan on making. It’s a pattern I won on Ebay, with the backdrop of my Grandmother’s 1947 Domestic sewing machine. I plan on starting this soon, and because I won’t be quite thin enough yet to wear it when it’s finished, I’ll probably use my 18 year old daughter as a model (and hopefully inspire her to sew retro too!…that’s her crocheting in my profile picture). I’m so excited to get started!


WWII era dress pattern

Du Barry pattern #2205B

About the author: Hi! I am so excited to have found this community of fellow vintage lovers. I am not the most proficient seamstress, but I hope to become one as I sew vintage clothing from my old patterns and fabrics I have collected. I also hope to feel a greater motivation to lose weight as I sew beautiful clothing in smaller dress sizes. This is going to be a fun and hopefully rewarding adventure for me! I love getting inspiration from all of you and hope to be able to quickly join in the fun! Happy sewing!

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  • Ange September 30, 2012, 3:26 pm


    I’m yet to try a 40s pattern, such a lovely dress, they seem to be expensive, and harder to come by…

    Looking forward to seeing your finished project. Welcome !

  • sewlovelyvintage September 30, 2012, 4:18 pm

    Thanks, Ange. I’m so excited about this one. I actually won it on ebay for $0.99! I would check “vintage patterns” on ebay for purchases. You’d be surprised how cheap many of them are. The ones I’ve been getting I have spent less than $5 on. Good luck pattern hunting!

  • Lil October 3, 2012, 1:07 am

    That pattern is so gorgeous, aI really love the short sleeved red one, the neckline is great! Good Luck with your projects, oh and isnt that sewing machine amazing – you are so lucky to have a grandmother who owns one!
    Love Lil

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