dimanche 2 octobre 2011

My 40's dress -it's looooove!

A long story short: went to Singapore in July, walked by Paragon mall 4 times a day every day, couldn't avoid latest Miu Miu campaign, NEEDED a 40's dress without spending $4,105 and felt like adding my own touch:


Here we are with a genuine 1945 pattern, McCall's 6249 that I had already tried and loved, some plain black cotton for the top and awesome hawaiian polyester fabric for the skirt. Awww, is there anything I could not love about this pattern? It has lovely details on the bodice:


Keyhole front cut-out, rounded shoulder yokes, external darts and looooong, puffly sleeves with cuffs (plus I added some ties, omg cute!); the bottom is simple enough, a gathered A-line skirt-I prefer it this way. I'm wearing a purchased belt but I'm probably going to sew one from the skirt fabric and I can also wear the dress without one, of course :) Last but not least, thank you bf for the pictures!

11 commentaires:

  1. Wow, this might be my favourite two-fabric dress of yours! I'm in love with the 40s, so I love the style of this and I also adore your print fabric!

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  2. I love the key-hole neckline! Your fabric choices are interesting too. Great job on a very cute dress! :)

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  3. Absolutely great! I love the mix of fabrics and details of the pattern, so lovely!

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  4. Thank you! I'll be wearing the dress to work today so it's the ultimate test to decide if it's my fave -comfort is important too!

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  5. Wonderful dress! I love the keyhole, too.

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  6. I love how you mix fabrics. It gives a modern hip vibe to your vintage pattern creations!

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  7. I'm loving your two color dress series! I just made one myself, and Joy sent me over to admire yours as well. Lovely!

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  8. Completely gorgeous!! I love your two fabrics together, and the details on the bodice are so pretty... I love the neck ties!!

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  9. Ooooh, that's so lovely! You have such an amazing eye for picking the best projects to make. Thanks for your comment yesterday about the latest installment of my Poetry and Clothing project. If you fancy doing some sort of creative exchange with me, let me know! Maybes a one-off thing? Could be fun! xxx

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  10. OMG!! I absolutely adore everything about this- the shape is too gorgeous, and I love the contrast Hawaiian fabric skirt. Wonderful!!

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