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Fall for Cotton Thirties Dress

Just finished in time, my Fall for Cotton challenge dress.


Hopefully it captures a thirties’ spirit, which a gathered top, straight skirt with inverted pleat and slim sleeves with a pointed cuff, good fun all round but surprisingly wearable!


I was inspired by some deco cotton in my stash and knew I had to have a vintage 30’s pattern to make the most of it.  For more info on the construction visit my blog here.


About the author: Living in the North West of England and working in education. Love sewing and knitting especially vintage styles.

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  • LittleBlackCar October 1, 2013, 9:38 am

    OMG ,adorable! I love these utilitarian 1930’s dresses. I have two and I really need to make them.

    • LittleBlackCar October 1, 2013, 9:40 am

      (Doh! Posted too fast!)

      I’m actually surprised, too, at how wearable my 1930’s patterns have been. I’m pretty much the opposite of the ideal 1930’s silhouette–big hips, short legs, scrawny shoulders–but once I do some minor tweaks for fit (letting the hips out, mostly), the finished dress always fits and approximates the look much better than I ever thought it would. Amazing.

  • Jennifer October 2, 2013, 11:00 am

    Great dress.

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