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.
Outfit Details:
Dress: Made by me
Belt: Vintage
1930's Hat: Vintage
Shoes: I can't remember...
Faux Pearls: Thrifted

That's All.


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

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

  3. 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

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

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

  5. 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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