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So Very 40's

Added Jan 24, 2013

by Lollyrosedragon

Sacramento, Cali...






Cotton blend fabric. I saw the vintage pattern 3781( The American Weekly) and did not want to pay the vintage price. It was an easy pattern to copy, so I recreated the design by draping to create my pattern, though I made a few changes to suit my own style. I omitted the zipper because my fabric had a nice stretch to it. I also omitted the front pockets and changed the skirt so it’s not a circle skirt. The pattern called for a regular buckle belt, but I made a fabric belt in the same material and added the bow. The last photo is a quick shot of the initial draping I did. The dress could have used a pressing, sorry

Material Notes

cotton blend fabric, interfacing




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Vintage
Cotton, Blends

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    Jan 25, 2013, 05.02 AMby spulford

    Good copy! It looks great on you.

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      Jan 26, 2013, 01.18 AMby Lollyrosedragon

      Thank you. I loved the dress, just didn’t want to pay the price of the vintage pattern. It’s a challenge to copy a design. It’s always fun.

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    Jan 24, 2013, 09.24 AMby machelefranklin

    Very nice !

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    Jan 24, 2013, 06.29 AMby Mary Athey

    Its gorgeous. The little.bow at the backs.class. I love.it.x

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      Jan 26, 2013, 01.16 AMby Lollyrosedragon

      Thank you. I really liked the bow too.

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