April Pattern Showcase!




I think the above one is so interesting. I've never seen a 20s pattern like this. I don't know if I'm ever going to make it, but who knows!


The above pattern is the one I mentioned earlier that I had. Apparently it's a different pattern but the exact same style. I love it when that happens. This is also the dress I'm working on now. 

I got a decent poly charmeuse for a few dollars a yard. I guess I was stuck on the pattern of the drawing because that was what I had in mind when I was shopping for fabric. The fabric is sheer so I'll have to make an underdress. I bought some poplin as well that will do the job.


The challenge for me will be how am I going to finish the edges. I may overlock the seams together so they wouldn't show as much. We will see. 

I think this dress , an underdress, and one last hat (a new design) will be the last dust bowl themed things I do. I'm itching to do some 40s garments for summer. Even got some great fabrics. More on that later.


Have a great Monday!!

8 comments:

  1. Wonderful, looks like you got a great haul this month!
    I can't wait to see the finished dress. Did you already consider french seams? That's my go-to seam finish for sheers.

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  2. I'm curious to know what about the 20's pattern is out of the ordinary.

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  3. Wonderful finds! Have never seen one for a snood - color me green with envy!(or maybe it's mold, it's been raining where I live for a solid month... but I am happily jealous of that snood pattern)

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  4. I am fascinated by the snood pattern as well (accidentally spelled it snoot, ha). I am thinking they would have been kept on by bobby pins attached at the front of the hairline, and butterfly clips would work as well for a modern version. Very practical if you wanted to keep your hair out of your work, or your work out of your hair.

    Your dress pattern looks beautiful, but bright -- my computer is reading it as hot pink, which I think did not come into vogue until around the 60s? I tend to think of Dust Bowl style as being, well, dusty. I'm pretty sure that that is entirely due to having only seen this style on impoverished people in the movies and on tv shows like Carnivale. Did they have bright prints back then?

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  5. Thanks for the compliments all!

    Steph, I have never seen a 20s pattern with a tabbed closure like that. The front folds over, and the ruffled sleeve that is supposed to be slashed at the elbow. I think those details are quite interesting.

    As for the first pattern, on the envelope the hat is described at a 'turban snood'. Ha! It was the only reason I got the pattern. I might make it up in a sheer fabric for summer.

    Eileensbasement, I didn't consider french seams. Duh! Where is my brain? :)

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  6. that 20s pattern is the earliest example of a wrap dress I've seen :)

    (another option for attaching snoods is sewn-in haircombs).

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  7. I have been checking out your patterns for a while now! I was wondering if you ever thought of creating a set of shorts or play suit pattern? I would LOVE LOVE to get my hands on a pattern in my size (that I dont have to fiss with resizing)... I would be first in line to buy one if you made it!

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  8. Hi Rockabilly Kitten. I don't own a playsuit to reproduce. I do have a repro of a suit and slacks pattern in my etsy store. I'm planning on making some clamdiggers from that pattern in a week or so :)

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