The 1935 Linen Dress
Added Aug 4, 2010
Finished! This is the linen dress that comes with the striped jacket I posted previously. It’s from a magazine from 1935. What horror to find out they simply forgot to put instructions in the magazine! I looked everywhere, but they were nowhere to be found. Alas, these instructions usually are very, very rudimentary and don’t say much more than “put it together” anyway… So I went for it and I believe I figured the construction out alright. Forgive me for saying so, but I think it’s to die for!
The only thing I changed was adding the pockets. I mean, can you believe they were not there to begin with? With the princess seams and all, it was so easy to add them! I lowered the neckline by quite a bit, about 8 cm (more than 3’’), and I made that cool pleat inset at the bottom of the skirt a bit wider. I also made the dress shorter, but not too much, and I think that is due to my short legs, not to modernize it. Look in the illustration, it’s so hard to see how they want it – those legs are soooo long!
Now I want the shoes she is wearing. Although – I would definitely not wear them with socks :-)
I admit, I like this so much (can you believe it’s from the 30’s?!), I very seriously consider making that other dress, too, the one with the bows and the jacket. And while I’m at it, why not go for the coat, too?
Thank you for the button suggestions on the jacket – I hope you like what I decided on…