Lutterloh 1938 floral dress

by Anthea on July 11, 2013 · 12 comments

in 1930s

I wanted to share one of my latest sewing projects with you. It’s a 1938 Lutterloh pattern from one of the Lutterloh books I have.

There were some difficulties with the pattern. I used the special ruler which you need to draft the minature patterns and made a first muslin. It was one big disaster. There were so many fitting issues.

I decided to do things differently and drafted my own pattern. I had a lot of help from my sewing teacher, because I never drafted raglan sleeves before.

I also didn’t know what to do with the neckline (see picture below). I wanted a black bow collar but the result wasn’t like what I imagined. So I removed the collar and added a seperate blow. Now the necklkine looked too plain. Then I got another idea, adding a black trim. To give the neckline a subtle black accent.

In the end I’m very happy with the result. You can read more about the dress on my blog!



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Draped in Cloudlets July 11, 2013 at 5:31 am

Your dress is really beautiful and the black trim and bow are perfect!


Anthea July 12, 2013 at 3:09 am



Allison July 11, 2013 at 7:43 am

I really like the black trim, and your dog is very cute! In one picture, I thought, “Is that a miniature horse behind her?” :)


Anthea July 12, 2013 at 3:10 am

Haha! It’s a big dog!


mariebayarea July 11, 2013 at 11:50 pm

That is so pretty. Your vintage hairstyling is so good.


Anthea July 12, 2013 at 3:11 am

Thanks! I have to give all the credits to Robin of Madame de Pompadour. She is specialized in vintage hair styling! She did a great job!


tanyamaile July 12, 2013 at 7:03 am

Your dress turned out lovely and you look beautiful in it! The black trim looks perfectly paired with the fabric.


Marie July 12, 2013 at 3:11 pm

This is such a stunning make, excellent work!


Sewingthe60s July 12, 2013 at 10:05 pm

This is really good! I don’t often see good 30s reproductions so it’s good to see a nice one. Even if there were fitting issues, it looks fab!


Anthea July 13, 2013 at 2:37 am

Thanks ladies! Because it took me so much time making this pattern I’m planning to use the pattern again but with some small changes.


Anonymous July 13, 2013 at 9:18 am

The contrast of the black trim against the floral is so striking, gorgeous!


Francie July 18, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Really pretty!


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