Hello Ladies, i want to show you my last dress.
The Dress is from the german Praktische Mode June 1952. There are no instructions, but only a pattern with few clues. So I’m very proud that it worked anyway.
The fabric is incidentally from the flea market, so I have no idea what it is for a material. But it is very lightweight and drapes beautifully.
Because the dress at the waist is too wide, the button placket – luckily – only decoration.
I love the dress very much, so i hope it will soon be very hot, so I can wear it.
I named it swingdress, because the wonderfully wide skirt and the loose top is great for dancing. More information you can find on my blog Beswingtes Allerlei.
I wished for a long time a Hawaiian inspired dress. After I then ordered fabric from the USA, I have found the perfect pattern. From the “Schwabe der neue Schnitt” from June 1957 comes this great piece.
Unfortunately I have to be brief because my English has not improved even since the last time
The dress has a beautiful sweetheart neckline, a pleat in the back skirt for more movement and a bolero actually part of it, but the fabric was not enough.
Unfortunately it is a tiny bit too tight, but I hope that I easily get it under control with a little less ice cream and much more hula.
Oh, and that’s the original:
And the whole history of sewing this dress called “Tropenkleid” (tropicdress) you can see here.
this is my first post here and I’m a little nervous (mainly because of my bad english), but we get right to the point: I’m a German girl in her mid-twenties and trying to sew vintage sewing patterns. This I also collect old magazines from the 30s to late 50s. In December there was a German Sew-Along for Christmas dresses and I chose a dress of the handmade book Elsa and this is the result:
“Elsa Handarbeit und Wäsche” December issue of 1950
That was the original. I have changed something on the sleeves and decorative stitching attached.
It was my first dress and i’m very proud of it! And here you could see the whole story.