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1947 Dress

Added Jun 14, 2011

by tinybows

Philadelphia, Pe...






I am dedicating all of my summer sewing to making myself a complete 1940s wardrobe…

I saw the fabric for this dress this weekend at JoAnn’s and I knew it was destined for a 1940s dress. I used the Retro Butterick ’47 dress pattern (which I had been wanting to try for some time).

It was incredibly easy to make, however, the sizes run sooo small! I am a size 8-10 and I had to use the size 12, and add an inch or so here and there! The pattern also called for a lining in the bust, but in this heat there’s no way I’m wearing a lined dress!

I completed it in 2 hours, so I would definitely make another out of a different fabric. I have a big piece of vintage silk that I’ve got my eye on. :)

I LOVE how this dress turned out. I wore it all day today and got so many compliments. I can’t wait to wear it again and again.

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Material Notes





Summer, Fall
Casual, Romantic, Vintage

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    Jun 14, 2011, 02.16 AMby leahfranqui

    My lord you look so glamorous! I love this, I can’t believe you made it so fast!

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    Jun 14, 2011, 02.07 AMby pink-cornelia

    you made it so fast. It is adorable, love it. I wish I had one.

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    Jun 14, 2011, 01.59 AMby squiddlepop

    Cute! And I love the photography :)

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    Jun 14, 2011, 01.53 AMby aluckmann

    The fabric is really fun and perfect for this dress. It looks fantastic on you, you should definitely make it up again. Good luck on sewing an entire 1940s wardrobe, it should be quite the project :)

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