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1940’s Sew for Victory Dress

Hello and today I am showing my first dress I have ever made in this style. This was a challenge for me, I learnt a lot about dress making and many some new contacts.  I chose this shirt style dress unbeknown to me a collar is not that easy especially for a beginner but here it is and it turned out well.

Here is a close up of the darts, there were a few all around. The buttons I got from Etsy, they were new old stock so I was pleased to find them. This took me just over a week but that was sewing everyday. I am very pleased how this turned out and fits.

I am now setting myself my own challenge to make a full 40’s wardrobe from dresses, blouses, skirts to suits……Happy Crafting!




About the author: Hello, I have been sewing, knitting and crocheting for years and now am in the process of building a 1940’s wardrobe for myself. Love that era.

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  • LittleBlackCar April 3, 2013, 9:45 am


    I love that fabric. I made my friend a sunbonnet out of it.

  • Michelle April 3, 2013, 11:08 am

    This dress turned out beautifully! I’m excited to see your future creations as you work toward your goal! It sounds like a really exciting project.

  • elisha April 3, 2013, 11:15 am

    You actually look a lot like Rochelle, who hosted Sew For Victory!

  • Liz April 3, 2013, 12:04 pm

    That dress turned out great! Well done. What pattern did you use?

    • Anonymous April 6, 2013, 12:11 pm

      Thank you, I am pleased with it. Butterick 5846, when I looked at the pattern, I thought no way is that a reproduction but then I found out it was.

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