A Tropical Wrap Dress

by Starspangledheart on June 14, 2013 · 3 comments

in 1940s,Dresses,Vintage Sewing

Rayon is perhaps my favorite fabric to sew with! Love it! And it’s absolutely perfect for 40s dresses!

When I saw this fabulous tropical printed rayon in the garment district in LA, I knew it had to be a 40s tiki dress! And I promptly bought 7 yds. lol.

I used Eva Dress 3863 from 1943. It’s a daring wrap dress and it’s available as a multisize pattern!


I did view 2! It turned out so lovely!

I really love this fabric! More photos and construction details over on the blog!

P.S. These photos are from a modeling shoot with a professional so that’s why there’s watermarks.

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Caroline June 14, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Wrap dresses are my favorite thing ever. Beautiful!


Elizabeth June 14, 2013 at 4:13 pm

That is such a beautiful fabric! I haven’t been able to find rayon prints I really like lately. And interesting to find that the wrap dress, which is such an iconic 70s style, was actually a revival.


Yulia June 15, 2013 at 12:46 am

This is so pretty! The dress, the fabric, YOU in it… love it!


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