1940s | Dresses

Teacups and 40s

By on September 2, 2013

I always enjoy collecting fabrics with quirky prints. Sometimes it’s flamingos, sometimes it’s terriers… So no wonder I bought 3mt of a fabric with thick lines made of piles of teacups the minute I saw it!

But the urge to sew a 1940s inspired dress out of a fabric filled with unwashed dishes?… That was quite new even for me πŸ™‚

1940s dress and teacups

I had in mind a pattern with Β some gather on the shoulders but quite tight a the waist.

Actually I was aiming for a look like this:

Unfortunately I did not have such pattern. So I improvised a little using a rather dull blouse pattern from BurdaStyle :

into this:

Apparently I got rid of the collar first; then gave a V shape to it. Then I lengthened the skirt.

And finally… of course I had to pose with a cup! πŸ™‚

What do you think? Does it look like a real retro dress even with the pile of dirty cups? πŸ˜‰

join me on my blog for more photos on this project:Β http://www.kendindik.com/2013/08/biriken-bulasiklar.html

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1940s | Dresses

Mccall’s 4864 – Another 40’s dress!

By on March 3, 2012

Hi Everyone.

A new post on my latest creation is up at Kitty’s Drawings

Black & white polka dot dress made out of possibly rayon – something. I don’t know. I never know! A burn test only tells me so much.


Anyways – lots more details over at the blog. Some close ups too. This was quite a project! It wasn’t that the dress was hard to make, more that I did quite a bit by hand.

Also – the pattern is so quirky and cool. I list all the little interesting things about it. πŸ™‚

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