Lutterloh 1938 floral dress

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!

 

 

• Meet the Author • Anthea


http://anthea-retrovintage.blogspot.com/ I love sewing and knitting, using vintage patterns, drafting my own vintage inspired patterns or using modern patterns.


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12 comments… add one

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

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

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

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    • 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!

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

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  • This is such a stunning make, excellent work!

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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

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  • Really pretty!

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