Hi guys I have been wanting to share this one with you for a while …. a 1940s party dress for my daughter to swing in
an original 1940s pattern made up in a green polyester crepe
made up exactly as pattern stated, just shortened the pattern pieces for petite frame…..after pinking the seams I realised that the fabric frayed too much so I had to bind all the seams of with ‘Hug Snug’ Rayon seam binding …I love this stuff and can only get it online from the states.
I also finished the waistband and shoulders with some lining to cover all the raw edges at these points.
then I used a concealed side zip after realising that a metal one sewn in with the vintage method interfered with the pockets and covered buttons and loops for the back opening.
a crochet snood and little velvet flowers in her hair and she is all ready for the dance
this dress could be embellished on the yolk and waistband and can be dressed up or down
would look fab with big jewellery but you can’t dance in that I’ve been told
I’m sorry if this post is all over the place …it looks ok when i type it but looks all out of sink when i preview it but as i’ve spent over an hour on it , here goes …This month I have not had to change the thread on my machine at all …Navy Blue seems to have been my muse
It started with another pair of the 1940′s trouser pattern I cut from an original pair a while age (old post)
This is the forth pair and they are of to Dusseldorf to a lady I have never met who gave me a beautiful piece of wool/cashmere mix with a very fine pin stipe and three measurements ;0 I think I matched the stripes up quite well She originally gave me the wrong trouser length so I had to add some more fabric in to the leg’s, luckly turn-ups are very 1940′s.
The next project was a navy spotty scarf turned into a snood for another request, the onlyvintage scarf I had was 1980′s long one so it had to cut and seamed to create a square before i could begin , she saw a picture today and loves it …
After that I was on a roll so I created a six panel skirt pattern Lindy hop was my insperation, so I went through my stash and came up with a piece of Navy slub Linen i’m not sure how old it is but is sure does smell vintage , a used metal zip and some vintage lace seam trim It took me all afternoon but it’s finished all but a vintage button ….are you the same ? it doesn’t matter how many buttons you have you never have the right one for the job
The skirt is for my daughter (again) but I think it needs more flare and softer fabric next time. What do you think ? :))
Hi all, I have just spent over an hour and a half creating a post for you, only for half of it to disappear when I tried to post it (
How big is too big? and is there a limit on photo’s?I had six…
Any way finished a sweet little 1947s Rayon frock …here is a picture