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Topic: Too Big 1940's Dress to Swingy Sundress  (Read 2541 times)
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« on: April 04, 2008 06:35:40 PM »

This dress came from an antique mall and the tag simply said "1940's Feedsack Dress".  I looooved the pattern and also the design for the dress, but it was simply waaay too big.  It turned out to be extremely challenging to make smaller, due to the fact that the material is very delicate and not at all stretchy.  I ended up having to take in the sides sortof diagonally (THAT took a lot of experimenting to figure out, let me just tell you).  I then cut down the front and added buttons as an alternative way to get it on, since I had to take out the side zipper in order to sew in the sides.  I also took up the skirt about a foot, ha.  I tried to keep the overall authenticity of the dress.  Let me know what you think, and sorry for the shoddy photos- bad lighting!

« Last Edit: April 04, 2008 06:42:23 PM by roseinbloom1023 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2008 06:50:16 PM »

aww! i love the fabric of that dress! and i love that you kept true to the style of the dress! great job!
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2008 12:06:29 AM »

That is beautiful!  I'm so jealous.

« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2008 03:12:39 PM »

thank you for the nice comments  Cheesy
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