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I love wearing these in the summer and I made some really bright ones this time.

Both 100% cotton and look great with so many of my outfits. I was gardening this week and was very happy to have my hair up in one.

More pictures at My Blog

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I decided to go the other direction this time and have a more fitted Wiggle Dress. This again is made of 100% cotton and has a V neck front and back!

The pattern is New Style Mail Order 3118. I was the first to open and use it, so very exciting to unfold a pattern from that time knowing it was folded by some factory worker and never touched until now. I am glad to have put it to good use. 

 

I love the dress and will try some others in different fabrics. More details and thoughts on this dress at http://lilliansesembles.blogspot.com  

 

 

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I finally finished my dress and had a sunny day to take some pictures.

This is made from pattern Vogue Vintage 8789. It was very easy to make, I bought a two layer petticoat for underneath and wow am I pleased with it. I used very soft cotton in blue floral and it really does work well with the dress.

Here is a close up shot of the button detail on the shoulders.

Now to go to a tea party….

More details on my site at http://lilliansesembles.blogspot.com

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So I made my second 40′s dress. I am beginning to really understand the old patterns and sometimes think they are actually easier then the modern ones and am getting better each time. I really love this one with all of the buttons and neck line. Although the pictures do not show this so well, it really does nip in at the waist like the pattern picture, very feminine.  With researching rations and coupons of the wartime, buttons were used rather more then metal zippers. Fits really comfortably and I love the material. Perfect for this hot weather.

Another one showing the dress with my new 40′s replica shoes, love them and sooo comfortable. I am so not good at having my picture taken, usual reason you see my items on a mannequin.

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