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Mrs. Depew Patterns

This year for Halloween, I’m hoping to make a 1920s flapper-style dress, preferably something I can wear again.  I’ve been looking around for inexpensive pattern options, and stumbled across Mrs. Depew’s patterns on Etsy.  After doing a search for pattern reviews, I only found reviews for her lingerie, bras, and bathing suits.  Has anyone made one of her dresses?  Was it complicated to do so without a printed pattern?  I would love to read a review if someone has posted one!

Here are the two dresses I am considering:

Option 1:

Option 2 (not exactly flapper, but so pretty!)

Thank you for your help!

About the author: Knitting, spinning, sewing…I love to create! I am a Midwestern living in Texas, trying to find patterns that are fun AND heat-friendly. I love sewing retro designs because it is nearly impossible to find a good twirly skirt these days! I mainly focus on 50s clothing, though occasionally dabble in 19th century, or the 1940s.

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  • Jennifer October 11, 2013, 8:07 pm

    I have used her patterns in numerous occasions but only slips and lingerie items. I am a huge fan of them , she is great with communication and would be happy to take any emailed questions you may have. There is also many resources on her blog if you have not already read it. I really love the 1930s evening gown but either one would be fabulous. Good luck!

  • Isis October 11, 2013, 11:25 pm

    I actually started the 30’s evening gown in January, but got the flu and the project got stalled after the first fitting. I wrote a post about enlarging it, though:


    You have to be careful when you enlarge it, but it isn’t really difficult. I had no problems with putting together my toille either. 🙂

    Good luck!

  • Emma October 12, 2013, 12:32 am

    These are beautiful, I look forward to seeing the finished dress. My favourite is the second one

  • Anna Depew October 14, 2013, 5:14 pm

    Hi there,
    I’m Mrs. Depew! I’m always more than happy to answer any questions you might have so please don’t hesitate to ask away!

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