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My Sewing For Victory 40's Challenge Dress

Added Apr 2, 2013

by Milena Bella

Tel Aviv, Israel






This is the dress I made for the 40’s inspired challenge. I combined a vintage pattern with a self drafted one. Followed strict “make and mend” principles- was very resoursful and used only vintage sewing techniques. Had LOTS of fun. true time travel. I dedicated this dress to my belated grandmother, and actually acidently (or not) posted on her birthday. Read more on the blog – , I posted lots of detail pic too.

Material Notes

Rayon. 2 meters plus one for the skirt lining.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Classic, Romantic, Vintage

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    Apr 8, 2013, 09.14 PMby claudinka

    Great dress. And the fabric goes so well with the style. And fits you very, very well.

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    Apr 5, 2013, 06.40 PMby Madelyn H-L

    Just beautiful! And the color is stunning on you :)

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    Apr 3, 2013, 12.53 PMby kathhhhhy

    Oh wow! This is gorgeous! I really like vintage dress patterns but wouldn’t feel comfortable wearing them…. but I want this one!! It’s fantastic! Plus the green/blue color with tiny polka dots is lovely!

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      Apr 7, 2013, 10.21 AMby Milena Bella

      I think you would totally work them. Fashion today is so vintage inspired that most looks feel contemporary. And thank you:)

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    Apr 2, 2013, 05.43 PMby sleepy-dumpling

    You look fabulous! The dress is so beautiful x

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    Apr 2, 2013, 05.00 PMby Mary Athey

    oh wow!!!! this is gorgeous. i love the pattern you used and with some self drafting you made a fabulous dress. the fabrics lovely as well x

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    Apr 2, 2013, 04.25 PMby ariation

    Your dress is beautiful……….It really looks vintage….nice

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