1940s | Dresses

Mccall’s 4864 – Another 40’s dress!

By on March 3, 2012

Hi Everyone.

A new post on my latest creation is up at Kitty’s Drawings

Black & white polka dot dress made out of possibly rayon – something. I don’t know. I never know! A burn test only tells me so much.

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Anyways – lots more details over at the blog. Some close ups too. This was quite a project! It wasn’t that the dress was hard to make, more that I did quite a bit by hand.

Also – the pattern is so quirky and cool. I list all the little interesting things about it. 🙂


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1950s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

The Debacle Dress – Simplicity 3608

By on February 26, 2012

Now why did I call this The Debacle Dress?? The full story is HERE at Kitty’s Drawings 😀  A whole SERIES of dramas came with the creation of it.

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BTW – this is Simplicity 3608 from 1951, made in white cotton drill. It was really great to sew up actually, due to the nature of the fabric and it was also quite a simple pattern. The variations are really great too – It came with an intact transfer pattern for the neckline and pocket. It’s actually not meant to be embroidered – the instructions tell you to attach three threads of yarn/wool with double overcast stitches spaced 1/4 inch apart. How cool! I’d love to make this in a navy wool or linen and white yarn.

 

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1960s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

First ever formal dress – Vintage Vogue 4977

By on January 7, 2012

Hi Everyone!
I went to a friend’s wedding in Margaret River (Western Australia) at the beginning of December. I had the crazy idea of making my dress to wear. First foray into formal wear was a bit of a hit and a bit of a miss!!

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Check out more pics over at my blog Kitty’s Drawings

And big thanks to everyone who visited my blog from the last post I made on We Sew Retro! 🙂

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