I’ve got another sewing project to share with you now. My 40′s dress!
I bought the wonderful Sense & Sensibility Swing Dress Pattern a few years back, as my sister was in need of a 40′s dress for an event that she was attending. And ever since I made that one for her I have thought that sooner or later I would like to make one for myself as well. It’s such a pretty style, and (as I keep reminding everyone) it is also a style that, whilst still historic, can be used for more everyday occasions than say a Victorian dress can. So as you see, it is quite practical actually!
So a while ago I decided to go ahead and make myself one. I had this (I thought) very suitable fabric lying around in my stash, a pretty dark green fabric with white polka dots on it, so I decided to use that one.
I do not have a lot to say about the process of making this dress. It was fairly straight forward and (thankfully!) without complications. The only thing was that I completely lost my inspiration there for a while and the dress ended up lying in a crumpled little pile next to the sewing machine for a few weeks before I managed to find my inspiration and get going again.
I made hardly any alterations to the pattern, just used it as it was, and I am glad to say I’m very happy with the result!
I love how you tie the dress in the back and get a pretty little bow!
In this picture you can see the gathers at the shoulder well. I like that little detail.
I also had to do a lifting logs picture. I now perfectly understand why people who work in forests don’t wear nylon stockings and high heels!
And here is a picture where you can better see the dress
I’m really looking forward to wearing this dress when the weather gets a little warmer! Hopefully I can find a nice occasion for doing so.
Thanks to my mom for taking the pictures for me! I will soon get started on the dress I promised to make you!