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black 1940's

Added Dec 8, 2012

by Fletcher & Fenn

Grimsby, United ...






this dress is from a vintage pattern. i can’t remember which one it was. simplicity i think.

Material Notes

made in black polyester viscose, with cream bows. back zip fastening.




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    Dec 13, 2012, 12.59 PMby ronnielee

    I’m sure this is from vintage vogue V2787. I did start to make the dress, but the fabric I had chosen was too bulky and the seems puckered way to much so I gave up! (another UFO to my pile) Yours is a great version, i may revisit that style after all!

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      Dec 13, 2012, 10.08 PMby Fletcher & Fenn

      ur right it is a vouge pattern. i filed the pattern away and don’t have time to check with preperations for christmas. But my pattern was an origional vintage one from the 1940s. it was given to me by my boyfriends father. His mother was a dressmaker in the 30’s and 40’s, and when she died the year before last they gave me everything including this pattern. So as a tribute to her and to show my thanks i’ve been making the patterns up.

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    Dec 10, 2012, 07.04 PMby sala22

    What a cute dress! I love the pleating!

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    Dec 9, 2012, 01.13 PMby flowergirl22

    wow,, the pleats at the front are done so good,, looks stunning,, is the front of the colour not strangling you ?

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    Dec 9, 2012, 12.51 PMby kisses

    Lovely dress…so vintage

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    Dec 8, 2012, 08.57 PMby Glenville Hughes

    smashing dress

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    Dec 8, 2012, 04.54 PMby kess

    This is so beautiful! was it difficult to sew the corners?

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      Dec 13, 2012, 10.09 PMby Fletcher & Fenn

      kind of. A bit fidely. I devised my own way.

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    Dec 8, 2012, 03.41 PMby Mary Athey

    Oh I love this. I.d love to know what pattern you.used if you find it please. I.d love to make this one . Just fab x

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    Dec 8, 2012, 03.31 PMby martinK

    that’s a stylish vintage dress, like it!!!

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