1940s | Skirts

Time to Re-Think that Stash of Dress Patterns!

By on March 25, 2012

In keeping with my resolution to make more separates for myself this year, here is one of my recent projects.

The pattern is a 1945 reproduction from Eva Dress.  The original pattern is for a fantastic dress, which I have made twice!   It turns out, this dress makes a lovely little skirt (at least I think so).

Time to re-think all of those dress patterns – they really make excellent skirts!  Just add a waistband and you are ready to go!

More pictures and information about the altered construction of my new skirt may be found over at Lilacs & Lace.

Continue Reading

1930s | Capes | Skirts | Vintage Sewing

1930s Winter Wear

By on March 6, 2012

Today I’ve gotten side tracked by the 1930s because of a lovely piece of rust and cream herringbone wool given to me by a friend that just needed to be made into something 1930s and fabulous. Eva Dress SE30-1399 had been waiting in my pattern stash for just such an opportunity!

It goes smashingly with this 1930s sweater I also recently knit from A Stitch in Time Vol. 2. This whole ensemble has me wishing for more wintery days so I can wear it!

Find more details and a pattern review on my blog.

 

 

Continue Reading

1940s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

My obsession with vintage reproduction patterns continues

By on November 19, 2011

I love when the opportunity to dress up presents itself!

I attended the opera this past Wednesday evening, so I had to pull out this gown (made for a gala event in 2009).  The pattern is from Eva Dress, originally Vogue 6111 from 1947.

Now that winter weather is here, I am rediscovering all of my long-sleeved dresses.

This dress was made using a pattern purchased from the Vintage Pattern Lending Library.  And I cannot wait to make up another version – the peplum version is calling out to me!

As much as I adore the Vogue and Butterick reproductions, it feels good to support the smaller companies that provide these beauties.

More pictures may be found over at my blog Lilacs & Lace, here and here.

Continue Reading