The "A Day at the Races" Dress

Added Jun 14, 2011

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Back in February when I held The First Ever Sew Weekly Swap/Meet (perhaps it’s time to put on another one?), I just HAD TO HAVE this DuBarry pattern brought to the swap by Shannon. I love patterns from the late 1930s/early 1940s because the styles are not only really feminine, but are also totally wearable by today’s standards. I put my claws out at the swap and made sure this pattern went home with me. The things I do for sewing.

I pretty much knew that I wanted to use this pattern the moment this challenge went on our calendar. While I was certain about the pattern, I wasn’t quite sure about the fabric I wanted to use. As I wrote in this post, I’m not a big fan of black & white. That meant I didn’t really have much fabric to choose from in my stash. I headed to JoAnn’s and found a cute print in the quilting cotton section. Additionally, I bought some black & white polka dotted fabric for the bolero.

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Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Jun 15, 2011, 02.37 PMby rachelnyc

    So perfect, I love!

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    Jun 15, 2011, 04.52 AMby zaarissima

    pity that you are not a fan of black and white because this ensemble awarded to you! you really looks like a model from a 40s-fashion-magazine! great work!

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    Jun 14, 2011, 11.21 PMby Tata O

    very cute !!

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    Jun 14, 2011, 08.10 PMby brisehuus

    Once again verrrrrrrrrry beautiful :-))

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    Jun 14, 2011, 02.45 PMby Testosterone

    It’s all been said already.

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!

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    Jun 14, 2011, 06.24 AMby Irina Schwab

    the dress is lovely, and the first (enhance photograph) makes it look genuinely retro.

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    Jun 14, 2011, 05.16 AMby learningnewtricks

    Wow! This dress is absolutely beautiful! Not to mention the super cute hat and black bolero. I love black and white, and it looks so elegant on you. Thanks for sharing.

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    Jun 14, 2011, 03.37 AMby tashmopolitan

    Love it!

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    Jun 14, 2011, 02.05 AMby pink-cornelia

    I love the whole outfit, everything is perfect, your dress, your sunglasses, your hair, fantastic!!

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    Jun 14, 2011, 01.47 AMby aluckmann

    I like that you scrapped the polka dots, the final product is lovely.

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    Jun 14, 2011, 01.21 AMby tinybows

    too cute!!!! the whole look is just stunning!

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