Vintage Sewing

Sew For Victory “Doris” Dress

By on March 26, 2013

I crafted this dress (named after my Great Grandmom) with the help of one of my first Patterns From The Past purchases: McCall 4890 circa 1942!

I was immediately drawn to the military-esque triangular shape of ’40s tops but was unsure how they would look on my very ’50s hourglass figure. I reeeeeally don’t enjoy emphasizing my hips, and had never made a dress that wasn’t uber fitted at the waist.

The Sew For Victory challenge really did inspire me in this way, and I decided to give it a go. I actually LOVE the drape of the loose-fitting waist, especially since I used a light linen. I placed the fitted skirt yoke just high enough on my hips to show that I’m not actually that wide, so I think it did turn out fairly flattering.

For more details on how I made this, check out my blog!

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Lots of separates

By on January 18, 2013

Hi Everyone!
It’s been a while since I’ve been on We Sew Retro – and it’s not that I haven’t been sewing!

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Here is a a whole bunch of 40’s separates I’ve made in the past couple of months. A fantastic 10 gore 40’s skirt and THREE blouses!  I think the 40’s were one of the most timeless eras of fashion – and I would say universally flattering too. Do you agree?

More pics on my blog: Kittysdrawings

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