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Vintage Frock/Flapper Dress Circa: 1927

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Vintage Frock/Flapper Dress Circa:  1927
Vintage Frock/Flapper Dress Circa:  1927 The Velvet Dress

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Evelyn Guy    July 11, 2014
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are there any directions? All I got was the picture and diagram of pieces. They were not full size or anything. Did I get it all?

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Calandra   July 15, 2014
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Hi! Yes, you got it all. I indicated in the overview that the pattern must be scaled up. The pattern is just as it appeared in its original newspaper printing. Very limited instructions. People (namely women) of the day were expected to have (right or wrong) enough sewing skills to put the pattern together with very limited instruction. Unlike the patterns we have today that are full of step-by-step instruction. Of course, over time this changed. Have fun putting it together.

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gaming.oo2736253    January 22, 2014
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This pattern needsbetter instructions because I can't tell, either from the finished drawing or from the pieces themselves, how the waist is gathered and where the drape and loop go. I can't finish it. Wasted my fabric.:(

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Calandra   April 1, 2014
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Sorry to hear about your difficulties. The pattern is an EXACT rendition of the 1927 pattern. The instructions do tend to be a bit vague because it was thought most women during the time as good enough sewing skills to complete the construction without extreme detail. Over time-patterns and instruction sheets got better- In any case, it's always good to mock up any pattern in muslin before attempting to complete a project in your final fashion fabric. If you're not familiar with muslins/toiles-Craftsy offers a number of classes that can help you. Good luck!

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Mica Thomas  May 11, 2014
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oh..so is her fault..

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Calandra   July 15, 2014
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Her fault? Unfortunately, I believe you're serious. It is a good idea to mock up any pattern first before attempting to construct a garment in its final fashion fabric. That's a lesson that's also reiterated here on Craftsy throughout many, if not most, of the sewing classes. Start with a muslin. Yes, it is important.

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LadyArub  November 17, 2014
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wow Mica, Instead I really think it would be more polite to simply ask if Miss Calandra could possibly assist with her own personal instruction help on whatever issues she is having instead of being rude.

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Calandra   November 21, 2014
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Thank you threads_53. :)

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Rui Qui  September 16, 2015
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I love these old patterns. Unfortunately, I'm still a beginner so scaling up etc is brutal for me, but I welcome the challenge. Thank you for posting this!