1930s Retro Dress

by Rosith on March 31, 2013 · 9 comments

in 1930s,Dresses,Vintage Sewing

Hi, This is my first pot on here and also the first thing I have ever sewn! I’m 16 so I am quite proud of myself for doing this. I made a vintage 1930s-esque dress from a cotton fabric that I found at Joann fabrics. This was my first project and I dove right into it. It took me about four days in total and it didn’t get difficult until the very end. I started it at home but time was cut short and I had to return to boarding school so I decided to take the pieces with me. I finished it on my dorm parents sewing machine. I stuck to the pattern for everything except the zipper. I was very confused by the pattern for the zipper so I made an it exposed zipper (red to go with the red flowers of the fabric). Overall, I am in love with this dress and how it came out! It fits perfectly! I wore it to school one day this past week and got so many compliments on it and when everyone found out I had made it, they were shocked and in awe! I also wore it for Easter day and my grandmother was in love with it. I definitely plan on making more retro clothing particular from the 20s 30s and 40s.

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Erika April 1, 2013 at 12:14 am

Great job! What an ambitious first product. I love what you said about your grandmother, mine is exactly the same. She LOVES my vintage dresses and I get more compliments from her than anyone.


Danielle April 1, 2013 at 12:41 am

The fabric is so pretty! You did a great job, can’t wait to see future projects!


paloverde April 1, 2013 at 2:06 am

Congratulations on the first of many sewing projects in your future!


Rebecca April 1, 2013 at 10:38 am

You did such a great job! It’s beautiful! Keep it up! You are obviously a very talented, smart young lady!


Fiona April 1, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Beautiful dress! Such pretty fabric. Congratulations on your first sewing project! I hope you’re inspired to make many more in the future.


Anne April 2, 2013 at 1:08 pm

What an awesome dress! I began sewing my own clothes as a teen also, encouraged by my mother and grandmother, who lived with us in the winter months. Can’t wait to see your next project!


EmSewCrazy April 2, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Lovely! Way to leap in and love the sewing experience. Keep up the good work.


Rachel April 2, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Oh well done :) I made my first dress when I was about your age- I still say handmade is best ;)


Evie April 6, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Great job, and congratulations on your first sewing project!


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