shirtwaist

Finally finished this dress in Amy Butler Nigella sateen cotton. It’s a great weight for this pattern and for a fall dress. My first shot at pockets– they needed some adjusting and tacking here and there, but overall, I faced my fear and I will be happy to tackle them again. The buttons are vintage [...]

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I made this dress for the Sew for Victory sew along challenge, hosted by Rochelle from Lucky Lucille. I used a vintage pattern from the 1940s, Simplicity 4036. I had to make a lot of alterations to the pattern (it was two sizes too big and I always have a lot of fit issues anyway), [...]

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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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  I just finished a dress for the Sew for Victory Challenge hosted by Lucky Lucille.  I picked the Du Barry 5366 from 1942.  I really wanted a simple shirtwaist dress made from cotton that would be not only functional for summer, but still dressy. I used a quilting cotton (gasp!) for the dress, finishing [...]

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Hi Everyone, Here are two dresses I made for Christmas, which I know is a little excessive but you can’t help what fabric you fall in love with.  Please forgive the dodgy victory rolls, it was a first attempt. I found this fabric way back in July or some such inappropriate season and thought it [...]

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The fabric for this dress is pretty hit-or-miss – both my mom & boyfriend HATE it, but I think it’s kinda cute! What do you think? The pattern is Simplicity 2458, a sweet little shirtwaist dress with sleeve & skirt options. I went with view 2, although I significantly shortened the sleeves & the skirt [...]

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Start with one vintage pattern ~ Advance 9785. Add a dash of floral fabric ~ And one excited me… And you have my next dress project in the wings! It wasn’t long after finishing my last dress{The On My Way Dress} that I began to wish I had another project to do.  Then I was [...]

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Even though I didn’t have anything more exciting than church planned for New Year’s Day, I thought a new dress would be in order. Continuing my pretty well-documented shirtwaist fetish, I tried out one of my latest eBay acquisitions, Simplicity 3580 from 1961. The pattern called for button links, and as luck would have it I [...]

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