1940s | 1950s | Dresses

It’s a wrap! (1940’s cotton wrap dress)

January 25, 2014

It’s summer down here in Australia, so it felt like a good time to make Anne Adams 4705 (circa late 1940s/early 1950).
















My version is made from quilter’s cotton purchased at Spotlight last year, and took about 4m of trim.

I’m pretty happy with this dress! It went together quite easily (except for all the hand-sewing of facings eep), and let me indulge my obsession for ric-rac trim!

The only major modifications I had to make were a sway-back adjustment to stop gaping, and to enlarge the hip pieces to fit my measurements.

Never skimp on making a muslin, even if it just confirms the pattern will fit you straight out of the packet.















Would I recommend this pattern? Yes, it’s easy to sew (if a bit fiddly with the trim) and easy to grade to different sizes.

Would I sew it again?┬áPossibly, but I have a few other house-dress patterns I’d like to try first.

As always, more on my blog ­čÖé

  1. Very nice! Love the ric rac! I’m cutting out a dress tonight and I’m going to edge it in ric rac now! I also own this pattern, but have never made it up. Very adorable!

  2. Oh, this pattern looks like a home- sew version of a Swirl wrap dress, which had a single button at the back of the neck. The print of the fabric matches the style of the dress perfectly, and looks great with red hair!

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