Hi guys I have been wanting to share this one with you for a while …. a 1940s party dress for my daughter to swing in
an original 1940s pattern made up in a green polyester crepe
made up exactly as pattern stated, just shortened the pattern pieces for petite frame…..after pinking the seams I realised that the fabric frayed too much so I had to bind all the seams of with ‘Hug Snug’ Rayon seam binding …I love this stuff and can only get it online from the states.
I also finished the waistband and shoulders with some lining to cover all the raw edges at these points.
then I used a concealed side zip after realising that a metal one sewn in with the vintage method interfered with the pockets and covered buttons and loops for the back opening.
a crochet snood and little velvet flowers in her hair and she is all ready for the dance
this dress could be embellished on the yolk and waistband and can be dressed up or down
would look fab with big jewellery but you can’t dance in that I’ve been told