Dress from Schwabe – Der neue Schnitt June 1957

Hello Ladies,

I wished for a long time a Hawaiian inspired dress. After I then ordered fabric from the USA, I have found the perfect pattern. From the “Schwabe der neue Schnitt” from June 1957 comes this great piece.

Unfortunately I have to be brief because my English has not improved even since the last time :)

The dress has a beautiful sweetheart neckline, a pleat in the back skirt for more movement and a bolero actually part of it, but the fabric was not enough.

Unfortunately it is a tiny bit too tight, but I hope that I easily get it under control with a little less ice cream and much more hula.

 

Oh, and that’s the original:

 

 

 

And the whole history of sewing this dress called “Tropenkleid” (tropicdress) you can see here.

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20 comments… add one

  • Great dress! The fabric is gorgeous!

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  • That is absolutely gorgeous! Love your little hula dance!

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  • Your dress is charming, your English even more so!

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  • Your animated pics always make me smile. Love it! :D

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  • Too fun! This dress is spectacular.

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  • my goodness, I love this dress. The fabric! Where did it come from? It’s hard to find dress fabric in a retro print. And this is fabulous! Most retro prints I see these days are in the Quilting aisle, and they just don’t work. And the pockets. Most adorable.

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  • You’re adorable! That GIF is phenomenal!

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  • Sehr gut! Ihr Kleid ist schön!

    See? Your English is much better than my German! Oh well, I tried at least! :)

    And yes, you did a great job. Your retro-looking fabric is a fabulous choice!

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  • oh that’s beautiful!

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  • I love it! You did a great job!

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  • Damn. That’s a beautiful dress and a totally delightful post. You look ready for Paradise Island.

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  • Lovely!

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  • it’s very beautiful !!!!

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  • Your English is wonderful! And your dress is so pretty! Well done!

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  • Beautiful! You did an excellent job! Enjoy the hula!!

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  • Oh this made my day! Laughed out loud with your cuteness! Beautiful dress!

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  • LOL Your English is so much better than my German! I’m not even sure I could discuss the weather now I’ve forgotten to much.

    Love the dress, the fabric is great!

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  • Thank you all very much :D

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  • Oh la la that’s what I can a wiggle dress, and you wiggle in it very nicely. Very cute animation. The dress is beautiful, great shape on you. And the print is too die for. Well done!!

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  • Your dress is lovely. Considering I took three years of German and couldn’t say what you did I think your English is quite good :) (Oh and you taught me a new German word Tropen! New one for me! Thanks!)

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