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Classic Navy

Added Aug 1, 2013

by lauramae

Novato, Californ...






New Style 2259: Misses Dress with double peplum, and choice of long, three-quarter, or short sleeve.

This is a mail order pattern that came with its original envelope – I just love that! The postmark is June 11, 1948 which is later than I would guess from the style lines, but there you go!

The instructions are rather limited. I am still not quite sure that I constructed the peplum pieces as they were originally intended, but I am happy with the result. But the peplum drafting is genius. The lower flounce drapes in place, and the upper is gathered at the left hip.

I love this design, and cannot think of a single thing I would change! In my opinion, this is a truly classic design.

I added by standard 3/4" to the torso length. That was the only alteration necessary!

Well, I did add a pair of small shoulder pads. The instructions suggest cutting a square, stuffing it, and folding it into a triangle shape. I know from experience that I do not like that shape because the pointed ends can poke through a thin material, like my wool, so I made by own half circle version.

I am certain that I will be using this one again. If you come across a copy, I would highly recommend picking it up!

As always, more pictures may be found over on my blog, Lilacs & Lace.

Material Notes

Wool Tricotine (courtesy of Britex)




Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Classic, Vintage

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    Aug 7, 2013, 04.22 AMby abiewan

    Very classy love it!

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    Aug 2, 2013, 10.04 AMby steffania

    That’s the kind of dress I like most! Good job!

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    Aug 2, 2013, 05.48 AMby smallone

    ohh ooooh ooooh so classic! just love this one!!

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    Aug 1, 2013, 05.52 PMby Laurel CJ

    Love this, especially the flounces!

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    Aug 1, 2013, 02.05 PMby heidilea

    How lovely! (Now, I am too feeling the need for some Navy in my life!)

    Thank you for sharing. :)

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    Aug 1, 2013, 10.38 AMby katensew

    What a nice design and very flattering.

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    Aug 1, 2013, 08.42 AMby BOWSandGLAM

    I love the dress, it’s really looks good on you. Congrats!

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    Aug 1, 2013, 08.01 AMby Mary Athey

    beautiful dress, i love your patterns, you always use such gorgeous vintage patterns and do a fabulous job of making them up. this is lovely on you x

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    Aug 1, 2013, 08.01 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Beautiful ;)

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    Aug 1, 2013, 03.30 AMby neveenkarnes

    very nice!!!!

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