I Am Victorious! Sew for Victory Complete

by Relynn on March 31, 2013 · 3 comments

in 1940s,1950s,Dresses,Lingerie


Hi everyone! This is my first post here. I wanted to share with you all what I made for the Sew for Victory Sew Along hosted by Rochelle at Lucky Lucille. I decided on Simplicity 2486 from 1948 to make this great dress:

Simplicity 2486

I tweaked it a bit to fit me and I just love it to bits! I made it from some unknown blend that feels like a crepe and is semi sheer. Because of that see-through issue, combined with the fact I’m a bit of an overachiever, I also made a slip to wear under it in some stretch cotton poplin I had yards and yards of. I used Advance 6333 from 1953 and changed it to make it into what I wanted.

Advance 6333

I am so proud of myself. It’s my first completed sew along ever! You can read more about it on my blog.

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Jessamyn April 1, 2013 at 7:34 am

Great job! I love that you preserved the graceful proportions of the original. The neckline is really pretty, too.


Fiona April 1, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Love the neckline and sleeve detail of this dress, and it has lovely drape too. It looks great on you! And the slip is fabulous too.


EmSewCrazy April 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Very nice! Love that you made the slip to go under it too!


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