Vintage Sewing

1930s inspired dress for the Don’t Forget the ’30s Competition

November 16, 2010

I already shared this dress with you all a while ago, but it’s one of my favorite things I’ve made so I’m entering it for the Don’t Forget the 1930s contest.

I was inspired by a couple of the dresses that Jean Harlow wore in the film Red Dust (1932), and I drafted the pattern for this dress myself. I used the book Dress Cutting, a reprinted 1930s drafting book, for the drafting basics and this is what I came up with. The slip I made from the Folkwear pattern #219 Intimacies. It’s one of my favorite garments I’ve ever made, even if it’s not the most complex technically speaking.

  1. is the dress the see thru sheath part worn over a slip? or is it all connected?? I love the vintage looks and am in the process of learning! 🙂 It is a beautiful dress and looks great on you!

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