Wednesday, July 4, 2012

New Dress

A few days ago I went to see Brave with my best friend. A night out is always a good excuse to dress up so I wore my new 1930's style dress. I made it using a 1930's pattern and some vintage fabric. I suspect the fabric is from the 1970's. It has a slight stretch to it so I was able to get away with not adding any closures to the dress (it also means I can use the left over fabric to make a bathing suit!). The sleeves in the original pattern looked terrible on me, so I swapped them out for these looser sleeves (which I based off of a 1930's dress illustration).

The pattern I used is available here for free. It doesn't have any instructions but it is relatively easy to figure out.
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Outfit Details:
Dress: Made by me
Belt: Vintage
1930's Hat: Vintage
Shoes: I can't remember...
Faux Pearls: Thrifted

That's All.

8 comments:

  1. Very nice, love the sleeves!

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  2. Lovely! I love both sleeve styles- might have to have a go myself!
    T x

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  3. This dress is fab - so flattering and such a lovely colour xxx

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  4. Terrific polka dot pattern. Navy and white has always been one of my favourite colour combo for these classic spots. Great job with the dress, sweet gal, you look terrific!

    ♥ Jessica

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  5. Hooray for not having to sew any closures! :-) Cute dress. How did you like the movie? I've been wanting to go see it.

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    1. The movie was ok. It wasn't as good as I hoped, but not bad.

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  6. You did a good job. I wish I could sew as well as you. I like your shoes. Hugs from Miss Maple

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