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Topic: Early 40's flared dress! (with link to pattern)  (Read 45181 times)
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thelovecats
« on: May 27, 2008 07:17:31 PM »

This may be my favourite dress I have made so far! I found the instructions to draft the pattern from vintagesewing.info. Drafting the actual pattern took me a few days on and off, since it was really boring and tedious to me...I bought the fabric from Jo-Ann's for about $25. I had a coupon for the plain black fabric, and the textured fabric was on sale already; so it was relatively cheap, which is always a good thing.
It's really supposed to have a cowl neckline, but it doesn't really hang that way on me. Despite that, I am so happy with the final result! It took me 9 days to complete from drafting to hemming... I spent most of my non-school time working on it  Grin



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The piece of fur was the inspiration for the dress. It just didn't look right around the waist; so I tried it draped around my back, and I thought it looked nice.. the fur is--of course--repossessed, so it was given another chance at life. Tongue I don't buy new fur!

Here is a specific link to the pattern, if anyone is interested:
http://www.vintagesewing.info/1940s/4x-lgcm/lgcm-12.html#fig157
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2008 07:21:05 PM »

What a beautiful dress.  It looks stunning on you and suits you perfectly!
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2008 07:22:37 PM »

I really like this!!!  It looks like it fits you very well..  love the shoes too Smiley 
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2008 07:24:01 PM »

oh dear! its georrrgeeeeous.

So, what industry do you work in professionally?
Do you make dresses professionally or is this just for your own personal enjoyment?

You do such nice work!

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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2008 07:24:58 PM »

gorgeous!  Your channeling Veronica Lake (to me at least).  I love the cut, and it fits you so well! Cheesy *this rocks*
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2008 07:35:30 PM »

wow this is very very pretty, & i love your makeup too  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2008 07:35:59 PM »

I really like this!!!  It looks like it fits you very well..  love the shoes too Smiley 
Thank you! I got the shoes from (all places) Nordstrom Rack! I love them so much. I glued the little rhinestones on the fronts, though, 'cause they were a little plain for fancy-wear  Tongue


oh dear! its georrrgeeeeous.

So, what industry do you work in professionally?
Do you make dresses professionally or is this just for your own personal enjoyment?

You do such nice work!
Oh, wow, thank you! At the moment I do it for my own enjoyment, but I plan to branch out this summer and do some work for others. But for now, I just like to make fancy clothes xD I would really like to get into costume designing, and I've gotten one job offer in that department Cheesy


Thank you all for the nice comments!
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2008 07:46:18 PM »

Wow, you look like a screen siren.  Beautiful.  Your makeup and hair and everything!

Lovely photos and a GORGEOUS dress!  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2008 07:47:15 PM »

i love this.. it is really beautiful.. really beautiful.. and im with you i wont buy new fur.. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2008 07:48:51 PM »

that is just stunning. You look so amazing wearing that amazing dress!!!!
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