Hello fellow sewists! I recently finished this dress and the sudden drop in temperature here in the bay area means I should get some use out of it soon. I was inspired by this post by Jill of Tea With the Vintage Baroness.
The pattern is Screen Star Pattern 865 from the New York Pattern Company and the envelope features actress Helen Mack
I changed the cuffs to french style and used matching fabric covered buttons
I do so love a big 'ol 30's collar. Its so huge I think this could pass as a Pilgrim costume for Thanksgiving.
The main fabric is a heavy rayon crepe purchased at Britex fabrics. Its difficult to find rayon crepes that are really heavy so when I saw this one I didn’t hesitate. The plaid collar, cuffs and mock pockets are made with a vintage feedsack I bought at the Alameda Flea Market.
Hello. This is my first post. I’ve really enjoyed watching all of your projects and it was high time I got in on the fun myself!
This is a dress I finished a few months ago. Its only a humble house dress but made up in a lightweight cotton voile I think its pretty darn glamorous. When I wear it I feel like Ginger Rogers.
I used the Vintage Pattern Lending Library’s Ladies Hooverette Day Dress from the early to mid 1930′s. Aside from the 5+ yards of hemming that I did by hand, the pattern was a cinch to sew and I will be making it again. The lines are so simple that I even think it would be dreamy made up in a chiffon for evening. Then I could really channel Ginger!
Oh, and look, here I am doing my best twirl a la Ginger!
I’ve got lots of recent finished projects I look forward to posting here, so i’ll be seeing you soon!