"Bernina 3 series" 1940s Party Dress

Added Nov 21, 2010

by aurorat

Port Orchard, Wa...

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This is my entry for the Bernina 3 Series Party Through the Decades Contest.

I was inspired by 1940s war posters-specifically the women in them. They are strong, confident women working in a man’s world. I can only imagine that while they were at work, building bombs and riveting planes, they were daydreaming about going to a party or doing something social and fun. That inspired my dress.
Although the woman I invsioned probably loved her job and loved structure and order, she was still a woman and liked to be feminine. That’s why the juxtaposition of my two materials is important. I used a gray and purple flannel plaid for a high waisted pencil skirt, and an eggplant satin for a feminine, formfitting ruffly top!

(The picture with the belted cardigan is how I would style it for today’s woman…well…me. I didn’t make the cardigan, of course)

I’m very proud of this dress and can’t wait for an excuse to wear it!

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Other
Material
Cotton, Flannel, Satin

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    Nov 22, 2010, 05.19 PMby Debbie Wells

    I love your choice of colors. very 40’s indeed. Tights are nice too. Where did them?

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    Nov 22, 2010, 02.27 AMby shangrow

    Although I like the peplum style, I think it looks great with the cardigan. Well done :)

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