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Topic: 40s Meets Punk Hat & Trench Dress  (Read 1504 times)
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« on: January 21, 2012 05:57:36 PM »

The Hat

Hat from Vogue 7464 (View C). I didn't follow directions, and used fabric to match my dress instead of the recommended taffeta, so it looks more floppy than it probably should, but I sort of like it.

The Dress

Butterick 5598 in cotton lined with iridescent purple satin-like fabric. Oh, I also made the thermal top and bottoms out of classic white waffle cotton.

I substituted a hood for the collar variations... big suprise, right? ;-) I love me some hooded dresses!

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You can see the fabric's print better in this photo. It's a quilter's cotton. They always seem to have the best designs, so I break rules and use them for apparel when I can. You can't really see it in any of the photos, but it buttons up (double-breasted). This was my second foray into covered buttons. They are actually quite fun, and the perfect match to the garment is very classy :-)


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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2012 01:24:05 AM »

That's really cute, the hat goes great.

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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2012 08:42:52 AM »

Love that hooded dress and funky hat!  You did a great job  Grin

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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2012 10:56:17 PM »

Great outfit. I love the hat. It doesn't look that floppy to me. I am also a fan of using quilters cotton, partly because the only shop in town with sewing supplies and fabric is a quilt shop.
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