Gatsby Dress

by Amy Mayen

in 1920s,Vintage Sewing

Gatsby Dress by SewsNBows

I recently got to pattern test the new Gatsby dress pattern from Heidi&Finn. It’s such an easy, fun sew! I read every post at WeSewRetro, but I rarely get to contribute. I’m sort of sneaking this one in, since it’s a modern pattern and modern fabrics! But there’s a distinctly vintage flavor to this dress that I love.

Gatsby Dress by SewsNBows

This is a child’s pattern, and I made the biggest size for Isabelle, 10/12. The fabric is crushed panne & stretch lace. That alone is pretty much a sin against vintage sewing, but I had to keep it kid friendly or it wouldn’t get worn!

Gatsby Dress | SewsNBows

I love the Grecian style fashions that were so popular in the roaring 20s! If you’d like to stop by SewsNBows to see more photos, I’d love a visit!

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EmSewCrazy December 28, 2013 at 8:59 pm

Fun dress! It does have 20′s vibe to it and I think it’s a great adaptation for kids.

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Catherine Alekna December 29, 2013 at 7:44 am

This is really neat! Great for dancing! which when i was a kid, this was a very important element of the dresses my mum made me! And panne velvet its totally ok for vintage – It was big in the 60s, and of course kids love it.

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