Hello dear Sew Retro readers,
Believe it or not, I too made a 40’s dress. Although sew-along planned for a while, the dress and opening a flickr account was executed the last minute, but boy, am I glad I made it.. ! I took this project very seriously and that means- applying the same limitations a 40’s seamstress would have to. I had a limited amount of fabric- had to alter the pattern to suit that, limited matching thread- saved it only for the outside seams, and used only vintage techniques while sewing. No serger, invisible zipper or hem foot, not even a fusible interfacing. What can I say- limitations work great for me! It’s like trying to cook something from whatever is in the kitchen, you always surprise yourself.
I wrote a post about the dress yesterday, and then sent the link to my mom dedicating the post to Grandma. She reminded me that 1 of April was Grandma’s birthday.. Can you believe it? I spent the whole time sewing thinking of her and then talked about her in the post.. Amazing.. Anyway- read about my inspiration here and the post itself (with lots of detail photos) here.
It was my first challenge finished on time (not on time for the giveaway, but it’s ok:). I had fun! I have my appetite for the 40’s patterns back, yay..! So hopefully more of these to come:)
All the best,