Flutter Sleeve Evening Gown start


I have started on my first dress for my dust bowl look. I'm finally getting around to making the rayon flowered evening gown from my flutter sleeve reproduction pattern.


It's the first time I've made this dress and I used my slopers to grade it. I also made it floor length and added some flair past the knees for a kick ass drape. I have some white rayon that I will use for the neckline and the second layer of the flutter sleeve.

If all goes well, I plan on making another version of this dress as a day dress. I want to use what I have leftover from my 40s blouse.

This navy calico fabric is perfect for this dress. Perhaps make it with a tulip sleeve with white pleat accents? I think that would be lovely.

Today I'm planning a trip to the fabric district to get some accent fabrics for trim and collars, then I'm going to take my shoes to the cobbler then at 7pm I have a dance lesson. SO excited!

Have a great day everyone!

7 comments:

  1. Shelley, you may have covered this in an earlier post, but you could say a word about how you prep rayon? Do you let it hang or launder it first? My experience has been that it looses shape very easily (stretches). Thanks!

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  2. I love both of those fabrics! Can't wait to see how the dress(es) turn out. Enjoy your dance class!

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  3. Peter, I always pre wash my fabric. I tend to launder my cottons on warm and tumble dry, wools I wash cold, hang to dry, rayons I wash warm, hang to dry. Steam iron all (using a pressing cloth) as needed.

    The only rayon I've ever had with some stretch was a rayon crepe, and that was minimal. it has a very nice buoyancy, so it goes back into to shape pretty easily. Are you sure you don't have a blend of some kind?

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  4. I;m glad Peter asked you about prepping rayon, because I was going to ask the same thing! I bought some this week and was stumped.

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  5. I can do a post on it next week.

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  6. I'm really interested in how this one turns out...

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