Fall for Cotton Thirties Dress

September 30, 2013

Just finished in time, my Fall for Cotton challenge dress.


Hopefully it captures a thirties’ spirit, which a gathered top, straight skirt with inverted pleat and slim sleeves with a pointed cuff, good fun all round but surprisingly wearable!


I was inspired by some deco cotton in my stash and knew I had to have a vintage 30’s pattern to make the most of it.  For more info on the construction visit my blog here.


    1. (Doh! Posted too fast!)

      I’m actually surprised, too, at how wearable my 1930’s patterns have been. I’m pretty much the opposite of the ideal 1930’s silhouette–big hips, short legs, scrawny shoulders–but once I do some minor tweaks for fit (letting the hips out, mostly), the finished dress always fits and approximates the look much better than I ever thought it would. Amazing.

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