1940s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

Sew for Victory Dress: Du Barry 5384

March 19, 2013

This is my finished Sew for Victory dress which I’m SSOO pleased with!

The pattern I used was Du Barry 5384 from 1942, which was an absolute pleasure to sew. For fabric I used a charcoal grey lawn-like polka dot and underlined the whole dress with white silk cotton. The only changes I made were to shorten the hem by about two inches and to replace the side zip with a long, central back zip (I hate side zips, it’s just a personal gripe of mine!).

Not much more to add except I love, love, love it! More photos and construction details can be found on my blog: Handmade Jane. x



  1. I can see why this is your husband’s favorite make! It’s lovely and it suits you very nicely. I really like your fabric choice. I say, wear as much grey as you like. 😀

  2. Agree. Looks great. Perfect choice in material, grey with white polka dot, for this pattern. The length is perfect for you. Your brooch is a nice touch.

  3. I am trying to find the Du Barry pattern 5384 that you used. Can you tell me where I can get it from?

    I would really appreciate it.

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