1930’s Bias Dress – Sew Vera Venus free download

I decided to break out of the my usual mid-century sewing and try something from the 1930’s. This pattern was a free download from Sew Vera Venus; after a bit of tweaking with the fit, it went together like a dream.

Here’s some details:

I used a light cotton with berries and flowers on a black and white gingham background, perfect for summer:

Fabric detail

The sleeves are super floaty and cut as a large circle. I couldn’t get it across in the photos, though; this is the best I could do:

flared sleeve

The skirt is cut on the bias, with a flared piece attached at the bottom. The dress moves and drapes with you, making it feel very dreamy and romantic! I didn’t want to ruin it all with a horrible zip, so I decided to use a side button placket. I even managed to find some little mother of pearl flowers that matched the fabric:

Close up of the button placket

And it’s all finished off at the back with a little belt, which I just tied in a simple bow:

And that’s it! One final look, and I’ll see you soon!

• Meet the Author • Nicole Needles



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10 comments… add one

  • Lovely! I like the fabric <3

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  • Great job and the fabric is perfect for the pattern.

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  • Love the vintage dress style and that fabric matches the style. Wonderful work.

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  • Lovely!! Good Job!

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  • Beautiful fit and workmanship!

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  • Nice!

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  • Beautiful!!

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  • Wow, gorgeous! I’m so happy the pattern worked well for you :) Love the fabric you chose too. Would you mind if I linked to your images from my blog?

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  • So pretty! What a lovely job!

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  • The flouncy sleeves look really nice with the flouncy hemline!

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