40's/70's Crepe Dress

Added May 3, 2014

by ronnielee

Sydney, Australia

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Description

I scored this fabric at the RnR market. I’m so lucky I got in before another lady was eyeing it off.
Fabric is 1940’s, beautiful crepe and in mint condition. Just incredible that these fabrics are still out there or being horded in many a garages.
I made this dress for Sew for Victory. Sewing blog ran by Rochelle (luckyLucille). Criteria, 1940’s..
I used McCall’s 3949.
Dress took me weeks to make; I stopped and started since the bodice just wasn’t right! I just kept coming back to the drawing board, so to speak… Just so glad it’s finally finished. Turned out really nice!

Material Notes

3 Mtrs 1940’s crepe
45cm Invisible zip
Interfacing for collar and bodice

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    May 9, 2014, 02.12 AMby nadia r

    how pretty this retro dress

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    May 6, 2014, 07.56 PMby abiewan

    Great Job!! :)

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    May 5, 2014, 01.29 PMby Bbtiny

    What a great dress. All the work has paid off for sure. It is perfect and you look stunning it it!

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      May 6, 2014, 07.23 AMby ronnielee

      I’m really happy with my new dress. Cheers

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    May 5, 2014, 10.59 AMby kirstenlarsen62

    love the shot with the train case. dress of the era “we can do it!” . your patience and stick- to- it- tiveness paid off!

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      May 6, 2014, 07.23 AMby ronnielee

      Somethings do pay-off! Cheers

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    May 4, 2014, 05.00 PMby izbott

    Oh wow, excellent find!

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      May 6, 2014, 07.25 AMby ronnielee

      Find of the century (maybe a little bit exaggerated! Cheers

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    May 4, 2014, 02.27 PMby sarahsdaughter

    Just fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    May 4, 2014, 08.51 AMby maggieg5

    Turned out well …it turned out fantastic, looks like it has stepped out of the 1940’s catalogue. GREAT :0)

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      May 6, 2014, 07.27 AMby ronnielee

      Now that is a big call! Maybe a market catalogue LOL Cheers

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    May 3, 2014, 08.18 PMby Mary Athey

    This is a fabulous dress ronnie-lee, the fabric’s wonderful and you made a great dress out of it. Lovely photos as well x

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      May 6, 2014, 07.27 AMby ronnielee

      It’s purty damn gud If I do say so myself! I updated photos. Cheers Mary xx

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