Vintage McCall 4460 - 1942 Tea dress

Added Jul 10, 2013

by Anne Wagenha...

Warwickshire, Un...

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Description

This elegant dress has been handmade from a vintage McCalls pattern dated to 1942. The construction of the dress is as it would have been when made in the 1940’s. The seams are pinked, the hem eased & hand stitched into place, and the sleeve edges faced with self-bias & hand stitched. There is a zip in the left side seam.

The dress features a shaped basque onto which a gathered cross-over bodice has been stitched. There are two darts in the back to give shape. The skirt flares gently to below the knee. The short sleeves have darted heads to emphasise the shoulder area.

The dress measures 43" or 109cm from the nape (back of neck) to the hem, and is made to fit:

Bust 34" 86-87cm
Waist 28" 71cm
Hip 37" 94cm

The dress is SOLD

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By Anne Wagenhauser at Mercury Handmade on Etsy

Material Notes

The fabric is a crisp grey cotton with white spots.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

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

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    Jul 12, 2013, 12.44 PMby Deanna31

    I love the old styles. All your pieces have turned out really well

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      Jul 12, 2013, 06.46 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      Thank you, I do love this pattern, it’s so pretty! The next one is in a viscose/silk blend.

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    Jul 10, 2013, 11.43 PMby mjhawkeye

    Just beautiful!

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      Jul 12, 2013, 09.30 AMby Anne Wagenhauser

      Thank you! I have another on the cutting table…

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