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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.

{ 20 comments… add one }
  • Anthea May 9, 2013, 4:06 am

    Great dress! The fabric is gorgeous!

  • Noelle May 9, 2013, 5:30 am

    That is absolutely gorgeous! Love your little hula dance!

  • Jessamyn May 9, 2013, 7:23 am

    Your dress is charming, your English even more so!

  • Katherine May 9, 2013, 8:53 am

    Your animated pics always make me smile. Love it! 😀

  • Lauren May 9, 2013, 8:54 am

    Too fun! This dress is spectacular.

  • MB@FabricUiPhoneApp May 9, 2013, 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.

  • Michelle May 9, 2013, 10:30 am

    You’re adorable! That GIF is phenomenal!

  • thedaisyepoch May 9, 2013, 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!

  • novemberfoxtrot May 9, 2013, 12:11 pm

    oh that’s beautiful!

  • Jennifer May 9, 2013, 1:59 pm

    I love it! You did a great job!

  • mariebayarea May 9, 2013, 2:39 pm

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

  • Jeannie Watt May 9, 2013, 3:24 pm


  • lunefantasy May 9, 2013, 8:44 pm

    it’s very beautiful !!!!

  • Rebecca May 9, 2013, 10:01 pm

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

  • EmSewCrazy May 9, 2013, 10:32 pm

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

  • Caroline May 11, 2013, 12:53 pm

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

  • Inkdork May 11, 2013, 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!

  • SwinginCat May 11, 2013, 4:30 pm

    Thank you all very much 😀

  • BeaW May 12, 2013, 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!!

  • Kelsey May 22, 2013, 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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