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Forties Dress

Added Aug 7, 2009

by mynda

Los Angeles, Cal...




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Used Butterick 5209. I bought this pattern awhile ago. Usually when I buy patterns, my size is on the cusp. I’m between a 12 & 14 and for this pattern I happened to buy the one that ended with 12. After checking the measurements I realized I should have bought the 14. So I had to add about an inch or so to the waist. Anyways, it ended up fitting perfectly and I love wearing it.

Material Notes

This fabric is actually from Urban Outfitters. I occasionally check their clearance section for home decor and buy up any “tapestries” or “bedspreads” (whatever they call them). They are just giant panels of fabric that I think end up being about 6 yards of fabric. The cheapest I’ve ever gotten one is $4.95. whoo hoo!




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    Aug 8, 2009, 07.21 PMby n00bie4ever

    Great dress! Never thought of the sheets/tapestries thing for material…will definately keep my eyes open from now on. Thanks for the great tip : )

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    Aug 8, 2009, 07.44 AMby aibby

    Love the dress I also love the 40’s style. I will have to try this pattern. Sheets are great!!

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    Aug 7, 2009, 06.33 PMby leslie

    Ooh! I have this pattern—-You’ve really inspired me to sew it up. Lovely dress!

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    Aug 7, 2009, 03.37 PMby emlj

    lovely dress, very pretty and great use of sheets!

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    Aug 7, 2009, 02.16 PMby dkocsis45

    beautiful dress. nice fabric great fit. I really like 40s style.

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    Aug 7, 2009, 10.02 AMby themedusa

    That’s great fabric, congrats on getting it cheap. Love the dress, it looks great on you.

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