1930′s (inspired) dress

by Lauriana on December 1, 2013 · 6 comments

in 1930s,Dresses,Pattern Drafting

It’s finally finished! I thought and drafted and muslined and sewed this dress over the past month.

It’s inspired by the beautiful images in 1930′s sewing magazines and made from wool crepe and silk satin. The dress has raglan sleeves which form a yoke at the back. The lower back bodice is gathered to that yoke and fits at the natural waist. At the front, there’s a satin cowl neck with pleats. The skirt rises into a point well above the waistline at the front. It’s fairly slim and has flared inserts.

It’s very comfortable but I still have to get used to the silhouette. I mostly sew 1950′s dresses with the odd mod look or 1970′s thing thrown in…


Go to my blog to read more about this dress!

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Seamstress, pattern maker and vintage fashion enthusiast from the Netherlands.

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seamsoddlouise December 1, 2013 at 3:11 pm

I love it. Off to check out your blog for more photos. Beautiful colour too.


laurien December 1, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Absolutely awesome. It looks great on you!!!!


seamsoddlouise December 2, 2013 at 7:09 am

Just read your posts on the whole process. Wow you did so much research. I’m truly inspired by how much work went into your dress.


Lauriana December 2, 2013 at 11:29 am

Thank you!


Pimpinett December 2, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Lovely. Great colour, and the silhouette suits you. Wish I could pull off that length half as well!


foamofdays December 2, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Oh, what a beautiful dress! Never saw anything like that before! This lovely green suits you.. beautiful!


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