Added Jan 20, 2012
South Coast, Eng...
A 1930’s style dress.
The velvet is about 40 years old and looked a little battered so was perfect to create a faux-vintage dress. I drafted the pattern myself, originally for a wedding dress I made a private client last year and adapted it for myself by adding the short lantern sleeves, changing the neckline and losing a lot of length and the original four foot train.
The insides are finished as simply as possible; no lining, scalloped seam allowances and self bindings on the neck and sleeves which are also simply scalloped on the inside- all to keep bulk down. The hem is finished by a straight stitch, scalloping the edges, a single turn -not rolled, and hand sewing in place.
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