1940s Floral Print Dress

Added Mar 25, 2014

by papermothbal...

Brooklyn, New Yo...

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http://papermothballvintage.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-vintage-chanel-camera-bag.html

Inspired by the 40s, I finally hid away some time this past week to design and make a new dress. I found this wonderful red floral print that I couldnt believe wasnt vintage. Up close, it reminds me of a 1940s fabric meets early Andy Warhol drawing. I had quite a time drafting the pattern as I ran out of pattern paper and had to use newsprint (the art paper not newspaper – never use news paper on good fabric as the ink can transfer). Its just a simple everyday 1940s design, because I wanted to let the fabric shine. I am crazy about the way silk crepe drapes at the waist and hips on a feminine silhouette. For me its one of the subtle nuances in design that just catches the eye. If you know it, it just sings, if you dont, its that certain something that you love about a dress but cant put your finger on it.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Vintage
Material
Silk

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    Mar 31, 2014, 11.40 PMby Dominica Briscoe

    Wonderful pictures!

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    Mar 31, 2014, 06.53 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely dress! and Great pics! Congrats on being featured :-)

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    Mar 31, 2014, 05.57 PMby Mary Athey

    The dress is just lovely on you. I love the fabric x

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