There is a big event coming up – The Art Deco Society of California’ Gatsby Summer Afternoon. I attend almost every year and have sewn an outfit every time. This year my blog readers helped me decide which pattern to choose for the early 1930’s look I was going for. I will use this 1930’s Ladies Dress pattern from Vintage Pattern Lending Library.
The final dress will be made from a vintage rayon floral, but I needed to sew up a prototype first to check the fit, before cutting into my OOAK vintage fabric. I didn’t really have any rayon hanging around that would behave like the vintage fabric, but I did have a vintage dress from the 1940’s that had gobs of fabric. I didn’t really like the dress but the fabric was perfect so I worked hard to make it all fit. I love the result.
Here is the front view of my prototype dress.
And the Back View
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