Added Oct 18, 2010
My grandma last time i visited gave me this amazing 1940’s sweetheart neckline dress pattern! When we opened it, it still had her receipt. it was awesome and this little piece of card board which had holes punched into it. Sadly no date though!
In my fitting class, for our assesment my friend fitted the bodice pattern to me. Because they used to wear girdle’s with them, the high bust was bigger than the bust! so this needed to be changed! also the back darts were taken out. Very greatful that this was done for me :) i fitted her to a 1970’s bodice, and had very similar issues!
Anyway as soon as she gave this to me i knew i had to find some amazing fabric to make this dress to its full potential. After searching long and hard, i finally bough this stripey fabric from the local store….not too excited about it, but thought maybe i could do something fun with the stripes.
The next day i went opp shopping and found a lion king bed spread!! wooooo! So the sewing gods intentions were clear….a sweet as 1940’s lion king dress had to be made!!!
Very funny, it took me a while to find out how you got into it. Evenutally i found one line on the instuctions which simply states ‘see your slide fastener for instructions’ hehe not a zip but a sllllide fastener! i ended up putting in a lap zip on the left hand side under the arm
All in all, im completly happy and thrilled at the outcome! its so much fun to wear and im happy with how all the positioning of the prints turned out!
brings me back to my chilhood and makes me feel like a princess, but not in the typical disney manner!!!!
Also…im sure there is some sort of copyright issue with this dress….!
pattern: Butterick 6075
lion king bed spread, zip, 2 black buttons, interfacing, FUN!
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