sew for victory

Hello fellow vintage sewists! This dress is probably one of my favorites that I’ve made for myself. This dress is a 1946 reproduction Retro Butterick 5281.  The fabric I used is Anna Sui “Owl Eyes” Rayon/Cotton Challis.  I’ve never sewn with challis before and found it to be a pretty easy sew fabric.  After prewashing [...]

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Recently I joined in the Sew For Victory Sew Along, and although I was a few days late I DID finish! Whew! My pattern was a 1940′s blouse pattern I bought off Etsy. It came to me all the way from the UK, but I had to have it… I fell in love with the [...]

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Hello Everyone! Here is the Sew For Victory suit I made from Simplicity 1447. This project seemed like the perfect opportunity to try some techniques I’ve read about and never used, such as pattern grading, color blocking, underlining and bound button holes. I thought it’d be fun to jam them all into one project. I [...]

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I now present to you my 1940′s dress for Sew for Victory. It’s from Hollywood Patterns (No. 855), from May 1942, endorsed by Betty Grable of 20th Century Fox.  It was my first time using an original 1940′s pattern, which was a fun experience. I’m actually a bit disappointed by the dress, mostly because I was [...]

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My contribution to Lucky Lucille’s Sew for Victory Sewalong:   More details on my blog http://busylizzieinbrizzy.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/sew-for-victory-dress-completed.html

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  Hi everyone! This is my first post here. I wanted to share with you all what I made for the Sew for Victory Sew Along hosted by Rochelle at Lucky Lucille. I decided on Simplicity 2486 from 1948 to make this great dress: I tweaked it a bit to fit me and I just [...]

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I am so excited to finally be able to share my Sew For Victory outfit with you all.  I finished this outfit at the start of last week but every time Corey was home to take pictures for me the rain would come back.  But finally here we are. When this sew-a-long first popped up [...]

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This is my finished Sew for Victory dress which I’m SSOO pleased with! The pattern I used was Du Barry 5384 from 1942, which was an absolute pleasure to sew. For fabric I used a charcoal grey lawn-like polka dot and underlined the whole dress with white silk cotton. The only changes I made were [...]

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I’ve just finished my first sewing challenge — Lucky Lucille’s “Sew for Victory” challenge! Lucky me, I already had the pattern (Vintage Vogue 8811) and the fabric and the intention of making this dress for myself anyway.  I previously made this dress for a client and thought it would be cute to make for ME [...]

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