Added Jun 14, 2011
I am dedicating all of my summer sewing to making myself a complete 1940s wardrobe…
I saw the fabric for this dress this weekend at JoAnn’s and I knew it was destined for a 1940s dress. I used the Retro Butterick ’47 dress pattern (which I had been wanting to try for some time).
It was incredibly easy to make, however, the sizes run sooo small! I am a size 8-10 and I had to use the size 12, and add an inch or so here and there! The pattern also called for a lining in the bust, but in this heat there’s no way I’m wearing a lined dress!
I completed it in 2 hours, so I would definitely make another out of a different fabric. I have a big piece of vintage silk that I’ve got my eye on. :)
I LOVE how this dress turned out. I wore it all day today and got so many compliments. I can’t wait to wear it again and again.
More on my blog
Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014
Check out Meg's finished Mash Up project of her denim suit and see how you can sew along!
Fashion & Trends
Dress like your favorite heroine from Disney's Frozen.
This web seminar will teach you tricks to sewing and cutting silk successfully!
See one of the techniques you'll learn in November's Fabric Design course.
Cozy scarf collars, dressed up sweats, and essential dresses.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.