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1942 meets 2010

Added Mar 21, 2010

by ajtak7171

Vienna, Austria






I got myself some amazing old pattern magazines. The pattern that inspired this dress is from a magazine in Germany during the war years – from 1942. I was very intrigued by those sleeves. You should see the funky pattern pieces! I was going to do everything original, but the skirt had a really strange shape (they had to be very economical with their material!) and I ended up changing it. Also the waistband and belt loops are from me, hence the project name. I got a little off my precision path – because I started improvising, but all in all I am happy with it. You could wear a belt with it of course, but I think it works just as well without.

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Garment Type
Casual, Vintage

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    Aug 9, 2010, 12.46 PMby apfelbluete

    wie hast du diese dekorative naht gemacht????

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      Aug 11, 2010, 06.52 AMby ajtak7171

      Es sind “french seams”, und dann habe ich jeweils entlang der einen Naht (“stitch the ditch”) einfach von Hand mit relativ langen Stichen und einem dickeren Garn diesen Zierstich gemacht…

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    May 20, 2010, 12.08 PMby roarah

    Love the detailing down the sleeves, just fantastic!

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    Mar 24, 2010, 12.12 PMby ink

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FANTASTIC….. I am so happy I back tracked the project days I missed or else I would never have seen this stunner.

    Love it love it love it and your title fits your creation to a T. The fabric is gorgeous!

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      Mar 24, 2010, 04.20 PMby ajtak7171

      Thank you so much!!! And thanks to your comment I came to check out YOUR projects – you’ve done such great things yourself!

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    Mar 22, 2010, 11.14 AMby carottesauvage

    Really cool! Those sleeves are killing me!

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    Mar 22, 2010, 06.16 AMby irmchen

    HAMMER! Diese Ärmel… schönschönschön

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    Mar 22, 2010, 04.09 AMby heatherrique

    Cutting edge and sleek!

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    Mar 21, 2010, 10.31 PMby milkyway

    LOVEEEEEEEEE ITTTTTTTTT I adore the 40´s great style and femenine designs, the sleeves are a piece of work

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    Mar 21, 2010, 09.29 PMby scheryka

    I like this and those sleeves are very adorable. I’m with Suzete, the vintage fashion is something breath-taking. I have yet to get my vintage underway. Been a little held back by some unrelated difficulties.

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    Mar 21, 2010, 07.00 PMby BeYou TiFul

    I like the sleeve details very much!

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    Mar 21, 2010, 05.49 PMby Jodi Wade

    such unusual sleeves! i like them

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    Mar 21, 2010, 04.23 PMby oscarthegrouch108

    that is a great sleeve. i love this era of clothing too…..not a scrap of fabric wasted, and great details in the clothing. fantastic work!

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    Mar 21, 2010, 02.59 PMby suzetewilliams

    I love it! You must be a very skilled seamstress as this looks difficult. I only hope to have half your skill one day. I saw the film “The Reader” recently and although the subject matter was gruesome, I was very taken in by the fashion back then.

    Great job and thank you for sharing it with us.

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