The 'Pearl Harbour' Dress

Added Feb 24, 2012

by VictoriaPerry

Portsmouth, Unit...

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This week I’ve been participating in the Oscars challenge over at Sew Weekly and after much deliberation I decided to recreate a dress worn by Kate Beckinsale in Pearl Harbour.
For this I used an undated Hollywood 785, which judging by the design I would say is from the early 1940s? The material is polyester crepe which I’ve used a few times before and am comfortable sewing with. I find it particularly works well with 1940’s designs as it drapes beautifully!
I had a few ‘firsts’ with this dress too. This is the first time I’ve done bound buttonholes, and I also made my own shoulder pads.
For more info & more photos, as always, pop over to my blog

Material Notes

Polyester Crepe

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

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    Feb 25, 2012, 10.05 AMby kalinalipinska

    It looks very nice and classy, love the look!

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