1930s | Dresses | Pattern Drafting

1930’s (inspired) dress

December 1, 2013

It’s finally finished! I thought and drafted and muslined and sewed this dress over the past month.

It’s inspired by the beautiful images in 1930’s sewing magazines and made from wool crepe and silk satin. The dress has raglan sleeves which form a yoke at the back. The lower back bodice is gathered to that yoke and fits at the natural waist. At the front, there’s a satin cowl neck with pleats. The skirt rises into a point well above the waistline at the front. It’s fairly slim and has flared inserts.

It’s very comfortable but I still have to get used to the silhouette. I mostly sew 1950’s dresses with the odd mod look or 1970’s thing thrown in…


Go to my blog to read more about this dress!

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