Update for Du Barry 5932

by Miranda on April 8, 2014 · 2 comments

in 1940s,Dresses,Vintage Sewing

Many thanks to everyone who gave advice for finishing this dress.

I used this cotton Donna Wilder Fabric


I took off all the ruffles, took it in at the waist, shortened the sleeves, and hemmed it to hit right at the knee.  I would have liked a navy belt to go with it, but I don’t have a navy belt buckle yet, so I added my vintage red flower buckle belt I created for another dress last year.  I wore it out last weekend when a friend and I went to Colonial Williamsburg (which explains the large tag and the large straw hat on my head – my friend and I do Revolutionary re-enactments, so the hat will become one of my props!).   And I even got a few compliments on the dress from other tourists there!  This one is sure to be worn many times.



Can't resist acting like a model

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brocadegoddess April 8, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Oh, well done! I knew there was charming dress in there, and look – there it is! With a charming-looking lady inside it!


Lauriana April 12, 2014 at 9:56 am

That looks really good. Great job hanging in there and changing it to work for you.


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