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« on: August 10, 2006 10:16:27 AM »

Ive finally finished the 1930s Day Dress and debuted it at The Big Chill music festival last weekend. My boyfriend is rather fond of crisp linen suits and his beloved authentic Panama hat, so I thought wed strike the perfect couple pose strolling around the Malvern Hills



I absolutely love the flounce sleeves they feel and look gorgeous and are so feminine, the nipped-in waist reminds me that I now have one (I lost 4.5 inches off my waist since March!), the pockets are just sooo cute, and even the collars make me feel like every day is an occasion.

I made the dress pretty much exactly as specified by Folkwears 1930s Day Dress pattern, except I added a lining and self-belt, and took in the bodice side seams to correct for a strange curved armscye. I also made a handbag out of the same fabric using Simplicity 5876 (1930s evening gown Ive already shown you). I bought white cotton gloves to wear with it, though I kept forgetting them in my tent at the festival, so they ended up not getting worn at all in my photos.




(the pearl-effect buttons came from my mom's huge button stockade the last time I visited her!)



More photos up on fehrtrade.com if you're interested in little details!
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2006 10:39:24 AM »

The dress came out great! I love it.. The purse is a cute touch..Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2006 10:40:21 AM »

Who says you can't travel back in time?  I love that dress . You both look like you are putting on the  Ritz Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2006 10:46:01 AM »

It's simply gawgous.  Nice work.
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2006 10:50:59 AM »

Oooh, I really like that dress. It came out really well. Where did you find the fabric?
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2006 11:09:46 AM »

Oooh, I really like that dress. It came out really well. Where did you find the fabric?
The tealish fabric is crepe de chine, and the patterned stuff was labelled as "crepe de chine" in the 99p bin at efabrics.co.uk but is actually some sort of strange polyester fabric that doesn't feel at all like crepe de chine but is still quite nice. The selvedge says it's Made in Japan but that's about all I can tell you!  Wink

thanks for the love, everyone!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2006 12:12:27 PM »

truly fabulous, both of you.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2006 01:09:33 PM »

Beautiful dress! I will join the masses and say I lovelovelove the mod-ish fabric. Great work!
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2006 03:41:36 PM »

Oh!  That is so beautiful, and the two of you together are perfect.  How on earth did you find a man that loves "crisp linen suits" and Panama hats??
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2006 09:31:56 PM »

Your dress is absolutely gorgeous!!!  Cheesy
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