1930s | 1950s | Dresses

Testing the Water

August 31, 2012

I have been so busy sewing, I have not been keeping up with my posts.  But I have been enjoying all of the projects being posted – and they are keeping me inspired!

Recently, I have been trying to expand my vintage horizons, and heading even further into the past than my comfort zone (the 1940s and 50s).  I am currently having fun exploring the 1920s.

The Jean Harlow, bias white silk satin look  of the 1930s always had me steering clear because I did not think the look would work for me, but this day dress has changed my mind.  Turns out, there was success to be had.

That is not to say that I have given up on my full skirted frocks!  Now that Fall is just around the corner, I am sure to get some wear out of this one.

Oh, and did I mention that both patterns are from Mr. Male Pattern Boldness?  Which, of course, makes me love them all the more!

  1. It’s the high waist that gives the ‘leggy’ look – definitely don’t fix that on your 1930s patterns! (And you should definitely do more of them….)

    I love the way the raised sleeve caps echo the round collar.

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