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1940s New Years Day Dress

Added Jan 1, 2012

by suzysewing







After learning of a vintage local event planned for New Years Day I decided to sew a dress for the occasion. I used a vintage pattern, Simplicity 4867.

The construction was fairly easy although I had to re- sew the yoke a few times (due to not reading instructions properly). The sleeves were originally set in but I decided to gather. I’ve had a cold for the past week and couldn’t bear trying to set them in.

Didn’t do a muslin and fit looks fine. I took an extra 5/8" from side seams.

Material Notes

I used a navy linen blend from my stash and I think it stays relatively true to the modesty of the 40s. Buttons are from my stash too.


Garment Type

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    Jan 2, 2012, 07.45 AMby sadienorway

    lovely dress!

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    Jan 2, 2012, 03.24 AMby blueartisan

    Beautiful dress, and well done. Oh and I agree with the others, I REALLY like your shoes as well!

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    Jan 1, 2012, 09.53 PMby Laura Zaliene

    Love it! The whole look is amazing!!! By the way – shoes are very beautiful as well!

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    Jan 1, 2012, 09.19 PMby LadyDanburry

    I love that waistband!

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    Jan 1, 2012, 09.08 PMby aluckmann

    looks great, I love the photos.

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    Jan 1, 2012, 09.06 PMby Rosemarysclothes

    I love this dress.

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    Jan 1, 2012, 07.00 PMby kelerabeus

    Beautiful dress, it has a really sweet details and I love your choice of color. And those shoes are to die for!

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