1940s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

Happy New Year!

January 2, 2014

Hi everyone, thought I would share with you, my New Year’s dress. This was my first time working with charmeuse and a more complex sewing pattern involving shirring. I’ve been sewing for five years now, but have put off challenging myself for some time. I decided to break the routine, so to speak, with this dress.

I’ve been looking for something to put in my wardrobe with more detailing and I believe this is it! I love late 30’s fashion because of the details so I was happy I could pull this off. I did run into bumps along the way…and was frustrated with the fabric during the entirety of the completion of this project. But, I am so happy with it now and it was worth every difficulty!

I’m very excited about this dress and how it turned out. It has definitely opened more possibilities, since it involved tackling two things I was concerned about. Here’s to the New Year…and overcoming challenges!

Feel free to head over to my blog, for more pictures and details on this fabulous dress!

  1. Nice work. Charmeuse sure is tricky (im scared to death of it myself) but you did a fantastic job! The soft peach really suits your coloring too.

  2. Thanks everyone! I am very pleased with this project and how it turned out. I will definitely work with it again in the future! If I can summon up more patience, haha.

  3. Gorgeous, you did a fantastic job on this. Charmeuse is the devil, but oh so beautiful, especially in this colour – I love that vintage underwear kind of tea rose shade.

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