The two Du Barrys

It's been very hot out, and I've not wanted to go anywhere or do much, but I feel I need to be productive in order to keep my sanity. 


Since I've made two of the three dresses from the sew-along, and I still have bra burn out, and I don't want to shlep all the way to the hot fabric district to get some slip fabrics, I'm going to do some mock ups.

I've been wanting to take a crack at these two patterns for months. I've always said that 40s Du Barrys are generally bland, but these two I thought were just the bees knees.

Since the skirts are pretty much the same, I'm going to use the skirt on my PPP dress because I love the fit. I love the bodice pieces on these two. They are just so unusual, and even though I love the plain in patterns, the unusual that can be made up ten ways to Sunday is a good find too.


So far I've copied the pieces of the pieces for 5767. I'm planning on grading them today and seeing if I can put together the mock up too. Should not be that hard, so we will see how the heat plays.

What else is everyone working on?

4 comments:

  1. I like the look of those patterns I'm looking forward to seeing them made up.

    I'm working on a dress, I've done the mock up so I'm about ready to sew it all up.

    fashbrickroad.blogspot.com

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  2. I like the 5600 a lot - it reminds me of the bodice on my wedding dress <3 Look forward to seeing how yours turns out. :)
    I'm working on a new corset and then hopefully a shirtdress with a 40's-ish feel to it.
    smolderingwickdesigns.blogspot.com

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  3. They're both really spiffy patterns. That's funny because I LOVE the 40s DuBarry patterns, but they are so hard to find.

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  4. so i'm late to the "what are you doing" party, but I've been crazy busy with travelling for work! I just wanted to come and say I finally had a breakthrough in the alterations I needed to make to the bra pattern i bought from your etsy shop to make it fit and support me really well. (now i just need to do a final mockup and crank out a bunch of 34J bras in fun fabrics!)

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