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The 1938 Dress

Added Feb 23, 2012

by ajtak7171

Vienna, Austria






Another vintage pattern all sewn up! I stayed pretty close to the original and used a vintage sewing book to get the techniques right. I have posted several details about it on my blog. Also, I am having a bit of a “vote and win” going on, because I can’t decide which vintage pattern to sew up next, so if you want to give your input and possibly win a vintage pattern, please stop by: Dreams and Seams

Material Notes

linen/cotton mix and velvet




Garment Type
Cotton, Blends, Linen, Velvet

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    Mar 21, 2012, 10.20 AMby harrietbazley

    Have been reading the snap button placket tutorial on your blog – I’m surprised it doesn’t require a hook & eye at the waistline to take the actual strain off the snap fasteners?

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    Feb 26, 2012, 11.42 PMby olystyrene

    I love this dress! You just can’t go wrong with a draped front, it’s always so elegant. This goes beautifully with your coat!

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    Feb 24, 2012, 11.26 PMby nookie

    love this dress. I went on your blog and i love your step by step instructions for the dress, really love the bias tape finish for the sleeves.

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      Feb 25, 2012, 10.24 AMby ajtak7171

      Thank you so much, glad you like it!

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    Feb 24, 2012, 08.01 PMby lmb

    Beautiful. The back collar dip is lovely. And I like the stripes too.

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    Feb 24, 2012, 02.13 AMby harrietbazley

    Re. the pattern choice on your blog (sorry, I can’t even_ see_ the comments under your new system without reading the raw HTML page source, let alone post any!) – like everyone else I think you ought to make the white 1930s dress, especially if it comes out as gorgeous as this one. And if not that one then the 1903 blouse, with all that pleating….

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      Feb 24, 2012, 08.55 AMby ajtak7171

      Thank you so much – argh*++?&$%§, so annoying that it still doesn’t work for everyone! I will add in your vote though for sure, I will post your comment under my own profile so I don’t forget.

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    Feb 24, 2012, 01.53 AMby harrietbazley

    I like the sleeves on this one – and the bodice – and the skirt!

    Not sure about that detail at the back of the collar…

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    Feb 23, 2012, 09.53 PMby smallone

    both these pieces are beyond fabulous…and together they are just knockout!!!!!

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    Feb 23, 2012, 09.53 PMby smallone

    both these pieces are beyond fabulous…and together they are just knockout!!!!!

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      Feb 25, 2012, 10.23 AMby ajtak7171

      Thank you so much!

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    Feb 23, 2012, 05.50 PMby bussey

    Great work! Vintage sewing always fills me with admirations because of the proportions and the details. Really, a dress with personality!

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    Feb 23, 2012, 05.49 PMby laurenp

    Love this, looks great.

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    Feb 23, 2012, 04.35 PMby claudinka

    Beautiful! And the coat is very beautiful as well. Also sewn by yourself?

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      Feb 23, 2012, 05.47 PMby ajtak7171

      Oooh thank you!! Yes, the coat is also made by me and even was originally meant as a combo. However, the way I sewed it up (fabric choices) I really think I’ll be wearing them separately.

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