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40s replica

Added Aug 19, 2011

by emlj

Norwich, United ...






I saw a vintage dress that was fantastic but because of the 40s sizing couldnot get anywhere near fitting into it….so i made this, a bit similar, from stretch crepe.
It has a collar and hidden buttons up the front
drafted the pattern by using a shirt style for the top and half circle skirt for the bottom




Garment Type

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    Aug 20, 2011, 12.29 PMby harrietbazley

    Nicely styled (a dress! with buttons! and sleeves!) – this is the sort of thing I look out for in charity shops, no ‘vintage’ but just flattering.

    A pity black never photographs well :(

    Maybe I should try the same thing – combining a blouse and skirt pattern….

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    Aug 19, 2011, 07.09 PMby ilksen bahşi

    design very classic. But very good

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    Aug 19, 2011, 03.40 PMby bussey

    Old sizes were tighter than actual ones, isn’t it? In these hot hot days I am struggling to enlarge a vintage number I bought last month… usually I have to do the contrary! And, by the way, great fit and nicely styled with belt and bag! Good work!

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    Aug 19, 2011, 06.36 AMby JulietSews

    Stunning – I’m so jealous you can pull off this style! The skirt is especially sweet, and the dress fits you like a glove!

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