A Very Vintage Valentine Dress

by Edelweiss Patterns on February 9, 2014 · 8 comments

in 1940s

Hello, Ladies!

It seems so long since I’ve posted here!  I temporarily switched gears from vintage attire to historical costuming when I had to sew half a dozen costumes to wear to the Jane Austen Festival last fall.  (I have tons of Elizabeth Bennet pictures on the blog!)  But once I returned from my costuming trip to England I was able to jump back onto the vintage bandwagon, so to speak, and this is the first dress I sewed after I came back.

I LOVE Hollywood Patterns, and this one from my collection just begged to be made into a burgundy dress.  I used a crepe or faille material, and decorated the bodice with chocolate brown ribbon bows.  The pattern was super easy to work with, though it *is* a big fitted even for my liking.

The pattern is quite versatile with either straight or puffed sleeves, and a floor length or below the knee skirt.  I LOVE the flattering fit, and you just can’t go wrong with a sweetheart neckline and a wide cummerbund inset.

There are many more pictures and a full pattern review on my blog, for those who wish to read more.

Hope you all are having a wonderful winter, and happy sewing!

Katrina @ Edelweiss Patterns

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Anthea February 10, 2014 at 3:32 am

Very pretty! A perfect Valentines Dress!


Katrina @ Edelweiss Patterns February 10, 2014 at 10:39 pm

Thank you! The funny thing is that I actually sewed it last year without any thought of February, and then when I remembered to have it photographed I realized that it was a red dress with a sweetheart neck, and that it totally fit with the upcoming holiday!


Lauriana February 10, 2014 at 5:06 am

What a great dress!


Katrina @ Edelweiss Patterns February 10, 2014 at 10:40 pm

Thank you! I really think this pattern is fabulous, and it would probably look good made from all kinds of different fabrics.


manicpop11 February 10, 2014 at 4:13 pm

This is gorgeous!


Katrina @ Edelweiss Patterns February 10, 2014 at 10:38 pm

Oh, thank you! :)


Jet Set Sewing February 11, 2014 at 7:28 pm

Adorable! Love the shoes and hat to go with it.


Katrina @ Edelweiss Patterns February 15, 2014 at 2:29 am

Thank you! Yes, the shoes are actually an outlet-mall find, but I thought they looked 1940s the minute I laid eyes on them. :)


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