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Saturday, August 2, 2014

· Kathryn's 1940s Print Dress ·

Long-time readers will remember my deal with Kathryn- she takes my pictures, does my web design, pushes me to the next level, is my biggest cheerleader, and encourages me to dream big.

In return, I make her some dresses. ;-)

So without further ado, here is a dress I made for her last fall!

The bodice of this dress is Simplicity 1587 and the skirt is from a original 1940s pattern.  I just love the neckline detailing on this dress!

The back keyhole opening closes with a button, while the dress also features a side zipper.

This drapey rayon flows beautifully and according to Kathryn- is great fun to dance in. :-)

Ruching detail on the sleeve.

As I've mentioned before, I'm not a big 1940s fan, but this pattern has definitely tempted me!  I will be making this next season! (never mind the fact that I've said that for the last 3 seasons.... I really mean it this time! ;-P)


  1. I love my dress!! And my hair... thanks for doing my hair. ;-)

  2. That is gorgeous! I love the idea of putting a different skirt on the bottom - I never was quite sure about the one that's on there. Beautiful job! Her hair is so pretty and long too...I'm jealous. :-)

  3. Beautiful dress! I love the fabric and style. The neckline bow and sleeve detailing are darling!


  4. Her hair is so gorgeous! Alex

  5. So pretty! I think this is very flattering on her. Beautiful indeed.

    Amy Jo

  6. How nice to see that pattern made up! I've been eyeing it for a while... :) The fabric is so sweet and I love her shoes!

  7. Your friend is soooo pretty! And as usual you did an outstanding job on that dress! Can't wait to see your next creation! Hugs, Merry

  8. I love the 1940's! And this dress! It looks beautiful on you Kathryn. :)

  9. Thanks so much everyone! It's fun to see my work on someone else for a change. ;-)

  10. STUNNING. I love every thing about it!! :)

  11. This is SO gorgeous! The 40s is my favorite decade style-wise, and this dress incorporates all the best parts of it! The sleeves, the neckline details, the floaty skirt... It's just perfect!

  12. This is beautiful! I love the print that you picked. I'm not much of a fan of the 1940s either but it looks great on you!

    I tried my own:

    1. Thanks, Stephanie! I think it's fun to see so many other people using this pattern, too! :-)



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