vintage dress pattern

Good morning :)

I made this vintage Butterick dress a little while back. Thought you might like to see it as the fabric is Horrockses, from the V & A.

 

It was pretty straight forward – although I literally had to squeeze the waist ties out of the last bits of fabric and do pleats instead of gathers to make it work.. that’ll teach me to not buy enough! :)

 

All in all though, I was happy with the results and love the fabric!

I look forward to seeing more of your creations soon… what are you making?

If you want to see more of my projects.. or tutorials.. pop over to my blog www.lucylovesya.com

Lucy xx

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Hello everyone! I’m new here. I’ve been a “stalker” for a few weeks now, truly enjoying all of your creations and somewhat envious of your talent! Here is my first project I plan on making. It’s a pattern I won on Ebay, with the backdrop of my Grandmother’s 1947 Domestic sewing machine. I plan on starting this soon, and because I won’t be quite thin enough yet to wear it when it’s finished, I’ll probably use my 18 year old daughter as a model (and hopefully inspire her to sew retro too!…that’s her crocheting in my profile picture). I’m so excited to get started!

 

WWII era dress pattern

Du Barry pattern #2205B

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I’ve been a jobless, stay-at-home seamstress for the last several months. It’s really hard to get a job as an American here in Norway and my best options have been grocery clerk or waiting tables… not exactly easy to swallow when I’ve worked so hard for my (apparently useless) education.
I’ve been sewing this dress for good job interview juju. In other words, build it and they will come. Sew the dress and get the interview.

Well, as I was sewing in the armhole facing, I got a call for an interview. This is HUGE. For every 50 jobs I’ve applied for, I’ve heard back on 2. It’s weird being the immigrant, so to speak, in a country where they want to hire locals. Today was my interview, a scant 12 hours after I finished getting the hem in this little baby.

So this morning I threw the dress on, along with my lucky underwear and my lucky high heels and off I went. Well, first, I took photos.

Now, this isn’t the pose I struck for the interview, just so you know. That’s not how a girl should get a job. In the interview, I looked more like this:

You can read more about the dress, the interview and see pictures at my blog A Few Threads Loose.

Happy weekend everyone!

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