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« on: July 07, 2010 05:14:02 PM »


I just recently discover Craftsterwhat an awesome web site! I am an eco designer and have a small business that focuses on making vintage reproduction clothing out of reclaimed fabrics (i.e. bed sheets, curtains, etc). So I was super excited when I heard about this challenge!



For the challenge I made myself a 1930s style dress with a matching cloche hat. I chose the 30s because I need a 30s/40s outfit for an upcoming eventso why not kill two birds with one stone. Wink The only problem was that up until now Ive only made 60s and 70s reproductions!



I have a large collection of vintage patterns, yet I didn't have any from the 30s or 40s. So I had to get creative!  I used McCalls 9187 pattern to make my dress. It is a 1968 pattern, but because of the dresss low waist, if done in the right fabric, has a 30s look. So I carefully selected the sheets to use for my dress. For the main part of the dress I chose an off-white, queen size, vintage bed sheet with an orange/brown floral print.  For the contrast on the dress (collar, front band, and belt) I used a twin size rusty orange bed sheet.



The finishing touch of the outfit was the cloche hat! I made the hat using a scrape of heavy weight rusty orange fabric I had laying around, and lined it with the floral print bed sheet fabric. The hat lining really pulls the two pieces together making a perfectly charming 30s outfit.



The wonderful husband took the fabulous photos of this outfitthanks honey!



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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2010 06:02:35 PM »

It's lovely and the color completely suits you.  Well done in reworking a 60's pattern too!
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2010 06:04:22 PM »

that is so pretty! i really like the color and print! awesome job making a matching hat as well.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2010 06:26:27 PM »

That is so chic!

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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2010 06:36:32 PM »

The dress is just lovely, and cloche is to die for. Love it!
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2010 07:19:40 PM »

very cute!
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2010 08:14:51 PM »

Beautiful!!!
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2010 07:52:35 AM »

Beautiful! I love the 30's look.
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2010 09:16:55 AM »

So lovely! I especially like the hat.
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2010 02:17:40 PM »

This is such an adorable look! I love clothes with a vintage look to them, and the 30s were definitely an underrated decade, fashion-wise.  Wink You look great!
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