1940s | Dresses

Teacups and 40s

September 2, 2013

I always enjoy collecting fabrics with quirky prints. Sometimes it’s flamingos, sometimes it’s terriers… So no wonder I bought 3mt of a fabric with thick lines made of piles of teacups the minute I saw it!

But the urge to sew a 1940s inspired dress out of a fabric filled with unwashed dishes?… That was quite new even for me πŸ™‚

1940s dress and teacups

I had in mind a pattern with Β some gather on the shoulders but quite tight a the waist.

Actually I was aiming for a look like this:

Unfortunately I did not have such pattern. So I improvised a little using a rather dull blouse pattern from BurdaStyle :

into this:

Apparently I got rid of the collar first; then gave a V shape to it. Then I lengthened the skirt.

And finally… of course I had to pose with a cup! πŸ™‚

What do you think? Does it look like a real retro dress even with the pile of dirty cups? πŸ˜‰

join me on my blog for more photos on this project:Β http://www.kendindik.com/2013/08/biriken-bulasiklar.html

  1. This is a fantastic fabric (like you I have a complete soft spot for quirky prints – I have some atomic print fabric winging its way to me at the moment, hopefully for some curtains!) I also love how you used the blouse sewing pattern for the dress top.

  2. A girl after my own heart, I cannot resist a quirky print (latest is Mexican wrestlers – cannot wait for that to arrive). Love love love your dress, you are, indeed, a very stylish lady!

    1. Mexican wrestlers?!! I can’t wait to see that as well πŸ™‚ send me your blog address and I’ll keep an eye on the wrestlers to come πŸ˜€
      thanks a lot for the flattering comments πŸ˜€

    1. well… first of all I found it in Turkey πŸ™‚ I can give you the fabric shop’s address if you’re close by πŸ˜‰
      second, it was a printed satin
      third, (i’m sorry to say this but….) it cost me only 3 USD!

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