Vintage Sewing

New Member—Blue Dress

October 1, 2008

I seem to be joining the chorus of “long-time lurker, first-time poster”. My name is Amanda and you can find me at my blog. I am a long-time hoarder of vintage patterns. I haven’t made many of them, though, due to not having a 32″ bust and being too lazy to grade the patterns. Here, though, is one dress that I did make from a circa-1940s Simplicity pattern:

It’s hard to see the details in the dress, so I’ll try to describe. The skirt has pleats in the front. There are no darts. At the front of the shoulders and the front and back of the waist, there are gathers. I’m telling you, it’s fabulous! Never has a dress fit me so well. Consequently, I’ve since been on a quest for similar patterns. If you can’t tell, this is definitely my favorite dress, ever.

I just finished another retro pattern, but I need to find a picture of me in it. If I post again in 5 minutes, that’s why 🙂

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