Dress from Schwabe – Der neue Schnitt June 1957

by SwinginCat

in 1950s,Dresses

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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Anthea May 9, 2013 at 4:06 am

Great dress! The fabric is gorgeous!

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Noelle May 9, 2013 at 5:30 am

That is absolutely gorgeous! Love your little hula dance!

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Jessamyn May 9, 2013 at 7:23 am

Your dress is charming, your English even more so!

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Katherine May 9, 2013 at 8:53 am

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

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Lauren May 9, 2013 at 8:54 am

Too fun! This dress is spectacular.

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MB@FabricUiPhoneApp May 9, 2013 at 9:06 am

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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Michelle May 9, 2013 at 10:30 am

You’re adorable! That GIF is phenomenal!

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thedaisyepoch May 9, 2013 at 10:55 am

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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novemberfoxtrot May 9, 2013 at 12:11 pm

oh that’s beautiful!

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Jennifer May 9, 2013 at 1:59 pm

I love it! You did a great job!

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mariebayarea May 9, 2013 at 2:39 pm

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

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Jeannie Watt May 9, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Lovely!

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lunefantasy May 9, 2013 at 8:44 pm

it’s very beautiful !!!!

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Rebecca May 9, 2013 at 10:01 pm

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

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EmSewCrazy May 9, 2013 at 10:32 pm

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

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Caroline May 11, 2013 at 12:53 pm

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

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Inkdork May 11, 2013 at 3:33 pm

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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SwinginCat May 11, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Thank you all very much :D

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BeaW May 12, 2013 at 12:58 pm

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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Kelsey May 22, 2013 at 5:06 pm

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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