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Nod to the 1940's gathered dress

Added Nov 21, 2012

by Lollyrosedragon

Sacramento, Cali...




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I love this dress. Felt my closet could use some punching up, so I draped this dress in muslin first, using it as my pattern. I used darts and gathering to create this silhouette. it is a tea length and sheath-y.

Material Notes

I used a poplin fabric




Garment Type

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    Nov 27, 2012, 07.02 AMby ritsel

    wonderfull use of striped fabric and darts! I’m jealous ;-)

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      Nov 27, 2012, 06.36 PMby Lollyrosedragon

      Thank you. I love the fabric too. The vertical stripes gives a nice, slimming effect. Thank goodness for darts. I’m one of those larger at the top, no hip shapes that can be so tough to fit.

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    Nov 24, 2012, 01.35 PMby jasmari

    Lovely dress!

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    Nov 23, 2012, 07.13 PMby Testosterone


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      Nov 23, 2012, 07.24 PMby Lollyrosedragon

      Thank you. Thank you. I’m working on draping something for New Year.

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    Nov 22, 2012, 12.06 PMby loulourosa

    Nice dress, this simple striped fabric looks perfect for this dress. I like the neckline!

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      Nov 22, 2012, 06.51 PMby Lollyrosedragon

      Thank you. I really wanted to keep it simple with one color of fabric and stripes. The horizontal striped belt. I’m very happy with the result.

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    Nov 22, 2012, 11.37 AMby machelefranklin

    Great !

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      Nov 22, 2012, 06.42 PMby Lollyrosedragon

      Thank you. I hope to create some more neat dresses for spring and summer.

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    Nov 22, 2012, 06.48 AMby leokadia

    Sehr sehr hübsch, besonders das Dekolleté gefällt mir sehr gut!

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      Nov 22, 2012, 06.40 PMby Lollyrosedragon

      Vielen Dank. Ich wollte den Hals nahe an den Schultern, aber nicht das Problem der Abrutschen. Ich mag das Ergebnis.

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    Nov 21, 2012, 10.57 PMby Mary Athey

    Fab dress!! i’d love to be able to drape fabric on my dressform and make something like this!! I would.nt have a clue lol. great job xx

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      Nov 22, 2012, 06.31 PMby Lollyrosedragon

      Thank you. I love wearing it. Sometimes, I just start draping and see what develops : )

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