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1948 Dress

Added Jun 16, 2011

by tinybows

Philadelphia, Pe...






I just finished my working muslin for my 1948 Dress. Completed the whole thing in about an hour?

This pattern was ridiculously easy (Vogue Vintage 2787) I really just couldn’t believe it. I would really like to try this pattern again but in olive green (can you imagine?!). For my muslin I used a scrap of really cheap stretchy, velvety fabric I found at a charity shop. I would definitely like to try it in a more high quality fabric next.

The pattern is actually supposed to be much longer, but I was very limited on fabric so I shortened the skirt.

While I’m not overwhelmingly happy about this first try it is still very wearable. I may wear it out for a burlesque show that is coming up :)




Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage
Knits/Jersey, Velvet

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    Sep 5, 2011, 03.53 PMby The Tropical Sewist

    Oh my, I’ve got this pattern too and I’m just waiting for the day! (and fabric!) And you say this is a MUSLIN? well done you!

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    Jun 17, 2011, 01.24 AMby sunnilj9

    It’s still lovely! I love the shape on you! Can’t wait to see it in a different fabric too!

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    Jun 16, 2011, 10.01 PMby debilovessewing

    Fabulous muslin!!! I really love this style and good to know that the pattern is really easy! Olive green would look sooooo stunning! I can’t wait!!!

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    Jun 16, 2011, 03.55 PMby leahfranqui

    Oh, I think this looks amazing on you! I can’t believe you did this in an hour, I’m so impressed! It looks so luscious and rich!

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    Jun 16, 2011, 10.18 AMby Mai-der

    An amazing dress, you´re very elegant with that hairstyle! Olive green can be spectacular! Is it a simple pattern?

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      Jun 16, 2011, 12.35 PMby tinybows

      It was surprisingly simple! The pattern pieces look a little overwhelming but it was really easy!

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    Jun 16, 2011, 06.07 AMby gillthecat

    hey the two 40 dress you have posted are fab, i just bought the butterick oone great inspiration, as for your hair that is super fab,, bravo,,

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      Jun 16, 2011, 12.33 PMby tinybows

      I’m so excited that everyone is wanting to make the Butterick dress now! Good luck, can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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    Jun 16, 2011, 04.00 AMby tinapickles

    The dress is nice—the hair is fabulous! And where are there burlesque shows in Philly (I just moved here and am a fan!)

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      Jun 16, 2011, 12.31 PMby tinybows

      There’s this place called Wine-O in Old City. Last Friday of the month. Shows usually start around 11 pm. And then there is Carnivolution. It’s like a local underground gathering, and they have burlesque there. It’s the First Friday of every month in West Philly. Also, you just moved to Philly? You should join our Burda Style Club! We’re planning some fun outings this summer! It would be a good way to meet cool new people.

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      Jun 16, 2011, 12.31 PMby tinybows

      Definitely get in touch with me: tinybowshandmade@gmail.com

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    Jun 16, 2011, 02.25 AMby ronnielee

    My first ever throw in the towel moment was making this style dress. I had used a green twill cotton which just made it bulk up to much on the front gathering. I do love the style thought!! Green is a winner! Will make this another time..

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      Jun 16, 2011, 12.33 PMby tinybows

      Yeah, the gathering was weird. You should definitely try it again though. The results are worth it.

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    Jun 16, 2011, 01.40 AMby LadyDanburry

    That front curve is so flattering.

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    Jun 16, 2011, 12.49 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    gorgeous! whenever i see this pattern i fall in love again. I must get it! The colour looks incredible, it would have never crossed my mind!

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      Jun 16, 2011, 12.52 AMby tinybows

      You really must! Yeah, I thought that darker colors gave it that era perfect look!

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