Thursday, December 6, 2012

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V329: Inspiring 1930s Frocks

I admit, I haven't been very good about my "Vintage365" blog-a-day.  I've been fallin' down on the job (but only because I'm so dang busy with everything else!).

Anywho, I'm working on a 1930s Holiday Dress, and thought it'd be fun to take a gander at some lovely 1930s outfits.  I am using the Decades of Style "Button Dress" pattern I bought at Costume College.  I haven't made the pattern before, but so-far-so-good, although I have taken it in considerably at the side-seams.  Here is my concept sketch-up:

My plaid is much larger than I've drawn it here.  I've used a really lightweight cotton for the sleeves, and have been kicking around the idea of gathering them onto a band, to turn them into little puff sleeves instead of butterfly sleeves (just my style preference).  I will post pictures of the finished item later.

For now, here are some other 1930s dresses...

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Via - this is an original pattern similar to Wearing History's "Moderne"
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16 comments:

  1. In a word- WOW!! I need to get me some of these dresses! x

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  2. Apparently I was built for the 30's (on a slightly larger scale *ahem*) - big shoulders, slim hips!

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    1. An the '40s! You'd look great in both styles :-)

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  3. Oooh, pretty! Now I want a 30s Christmas dress. Can't wait to see yours!

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  4. Very cute--you will look swell in your 1930s frock. You are just made to wear vintage/historic clothing!

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  5. can't wait to see your frock!! The third image depicts 30s coats, not dresses, but hey, it's all AMAZING.

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  6. Can't wait to see the finished version because I love the sketch up! So pretty!
    -Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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    1. The sketch is better than my dress so far, hahaha. Oh well!

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  7. Nice! I think I know where I'll be looking for patterns next time I buy any...!

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    1. She's got lots of great ones, and I've been impressed with how well the pieces go together. No major issues, just that I needed to take it in a little, but that is naught to do with the pattern.

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  8. I love your fabric! I've always been a sucker for plaid, and I think it's perfect for the holidays, especially in reds and greens. I also love the white sleeves on your dress; they contrast just the right amount! Good luck with it!

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    1. Thanks! I love plaid too, especially big obnoxious ones. I just need to get past my "I hate side zippers" block and get it done. :-)

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  9. I am an unlikely person to be following your blog but I do love it and all the fashions. Last night I was watching "Out of Africa" after many years and I couldn't help but think of the American Duchess. :^) The costumes were marvelous especially the hats. I have to find some of those 1911-1920 hats and a model. Good Luck with all the shoes.

    Scott

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