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A Tale of Two Dresses

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Children
Style Cute, Romantic, Classic, Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? Cotton batiste, white organdy, insert lace

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What are you most proud of? It is just such a sweet little dress. The lines are so typical of the time period (i.e. lovely princess lines, embrodery embellishments, and all pieces matching. I am considering making a little coat and bonnet as the pattern shows from matching pale maize matte satin. Perhaps.............

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be patient, and all of your sewing skills will be challenged. Patterns from this era assumed that the sewer knew certain sewing construction techniques, and they must be used to have the garment turn out as was intended. This little dress is constructed with French seams, eased hem, back placket opening and puffed sleeves with bias finish on the sleeve edges.

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Both your vintage dress and your new interpretation are adorable. It gives me such a feeling of nostalgia to see the original pattern envelope. I was born in 1943 and would love to have such a pattern. You've inspired me to search for one. I so admire your passion for recreating vintage attire.

07/01/2012 Flag

Such a beautiful dress with heartwarming memories. I was born in 1942, so I remember the matched outfits very well. My favorite was an Easter outfit worn when I was five. The matching dess, coat, and hat were a beautiful aqua. Thanks for bringing back a very fond memory.

07/01/2012 Flag

This little dress is very cute.

11/12/2013 Flag