1940s | Dresses

My 1943 dress

May 31, 2016

Item number five for this year’s Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge. It took me a couple of years, but I’m on a roll now!

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plaatjeI made this dress using a pattern from the sewing magazine¬†Beyer’s Mode¬†from the summer of 1943. This pattern was in my size theory and when I made a muslin, it turned out to be pretty close to a good fit. I just had to add some length to the front bodice, which is a very unusual alteration for a small busted girl like me. I also left off the pockets. I thought double welt pockets in a slim fitting linen skirt were just asking for trouble and their position seemed really awkward.

achter1All in all, I’m happy with this dress. It looks better on me than I had expected (I don’t usually sew or wear 1940’s styles) and it also looks surprisingly much like its illustration.

More about it on my blog!

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