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1930s Dress-Vintage Pattern

by Nabby on August 16, 2011 · 11 comments

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Here is my latest (completed) project. It is made from some cheap cotton fabric from my stash ($1.00 per yard-thank you, Wal-Mart!) The fabric is beautiful, though; soft and thin, sort of gauzy, not at all stiff or cheap-feeling. It drapes and moves beautifully!

On a side note: my husband took all of these pictures and “didn’t notice” that my collar was folded up in the back on one side…! They turned out so well otherwise (and I was having such a good hair day! hee hee) that I didn’t really want to retake them, so just try to ignore the fold! Here is the dress:



Once again, I made it to match a beautiful pair of crocheted gloves that I got from ebay. At my local fabric store, I found the perfect striped accent fabric to match the colors in the gloves. The buttons are vintage, although I have no idea what era they are from. They looked deco enough to me, and they matched perfectly, so I used them!



I made it using this vintage pattern:



I took about 14 inches total out of the circumference of the hem; it was a bit too A-line for my taste. I also added 2 inches to the length. When it was finished, I topstitched all of the seams with light brown thread. I did it with a lighter color because I wanted the beautiful seaming to show; I love the way the yoke and the pleats look on this dress, and they weren’t really visible on the dark fabric.



Here is the way the collar looks from the back. I tried very hard to match the stripes, both in the back and in the front, and I was pleased with the result. I am not very good at pattern-matching, so the fact that it came so close made me very happy!

More details and pictures on my blog!

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’30s Burgundy Dress

by Nabby on July 20, 2011 · 9 comments

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I made this dress using a vintage 1930s pattern; of course, I couldn’t resist putting my own spin on it! It’s constructed with burgundy crepe, and the floral accent fabric is satin. You can see the original pattern, along with more details and photos of the dress, on my blog!



I made it specifically to match these beautiful vintage gloves, which needed some loving repairs. There were a few holes and unraveled parts, and the entire trim along the top of one of the gloves was missing. Despite having no knowledge of knitting, crocheting, or tatting, I decided that I would attempt to fix them….

I am very happy with the way they turned out, and I just love wearing them!

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Hello, Everyone!

by Nabby on July 13, 2011 · 7 comments

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I’ve been following for a while and have been amazed by all of your lovely creations! I love1930s fashion, and I make clothing and accessories exclusively from that period; mostly from vintage and reproduction patterns. Come on over and visit my blog, “This Old Life“!

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