Added Apr 23, 2010
by Peter Lappin
New York, United...
This is a one-piece dress I made from Hollywood “Pattern of Youth” #1471. It dates from 1937.
I really love the fashions of the period and grabbed this pattern when I saw it on Etsy. It wasn’t difficult to make though the old patterns have no printed markings on them, just perforations and various cut-outs. You get used to it after a while! LOL
I made this from some mysterious polyester/rayon (?) fabric I found at the Salvation Army. It was a little hard to work with (didn’t hold creases very well) but has excellent drape.
More about this on my blog, Male Pattern Boldness (Search under “Cathy.” — she’s my identical cousin)
Pattern of the Week
You’ll want to wear this dress to tiki parties, spring weddings, and afternoon dates...
Sewing & Techniques
Check out Meg's Sweetheart Dress project and how she made it!
Hit the road in easy dresses, slouchy tees, and bootcut pants.
Be the face of one of our exclusive patterns on BurdaStyle.com!
Fashion & Trends
Swoon for these gorgeous dresses straight off the runway!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.