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Little Girl Party Dress ala 1941

Added Oct 24, 2010

by ladykatza

Acworth, Georgia...

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Description

This was originally a dress for a Valentines Tea Party. My daughter picked out the fabric. I have several patterns for myself from that era but since instructions are sparse compared to now I thought doing a child dress would be a good start. There was a pattern for little applique’ flowers but I opted for sewing on pre-made ones. There’s a self-bias strip around the neckline and I put a zipper in at the shoulder upon the realization I couldn’t get it over her head even though the dress itself is a size too large. For some added interest I did two rows of scalloped stitching with my machine.

I think I want to make this dress again but with a better idea of what I’m getting into.

Material Notes

Linen
gilded linen
zipper
self-made bias strips

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Children
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Romantic, Vintage
Material
Linen

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    Oct 25, 2010, 12.51 AMby learningnewtricks

    Your daughter looks so happy, proud to be sporting such a lovely dress. What a neat idea to put a zipper in the shoulder – I never would have thought of that idea.

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      Oct 25, 2010, 11.55 AMby ladykatza

      Thanks! I was really at a loss for what to do. Its a little wonky but if she wears her hair down no one notices. Next time I’ll know to stitch by hand, or prep/cut it for snaps.

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    Oct 24, 2010, 09.30 PMby alyc

    Very, very beautiful…….. dress and the little doll :)

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