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A Very Vintage Valentine Dress

February 9, 2014

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

    1. 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!

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