Hi everyone. I'm looking for a picture of one of those 1940's dresses that were advertised as a 'make it in the morning, wear this afternoon dress'. I think it was open in the bac then you wrapped everyting around to make a neat looking dress. I saw a picture ages ago on the web that demonstrated how to put one on. I just need a picture of something like that so I can try and copy the idea. Maybe it was a 30's dress, in which case I'll have to wait til a 30's challenge.
Not sure - could be? - thanks.
This is "The Walkaway Dress" from Butterick, recently reprinted. I think it's actually from the early 1950s rather than the Forties, but it's the concept you mentioned - it wraps. Look at the line drawing on the bottom right!
I love this and I did buy the reprinted pattern, but I quickly realised that it is unlikely to work without era-appropriate undergarments, therefore I have set the pattern aside for the time being.
I have been looking at vintage patterns on eBay UK this week and saw a few similar to the one Leimomi posted, but they were wrong size for me.
Hope this helps :)
Yep that's the one - thanks. if I can find the link to how to wear it, I will post.
Here is a 60's re-make.http://www.flickr.com/photos/thefinickystitcher/5418063700/
Thanks for this one, it's even lovelier than the Fifties! I am on a Sixties kick with my patterns at the moment.
I just noticed how the sizes changed between the 2 pattern issues. 50's has bust 32" , size 14. 60's has bust 34" , size 12.
After looking at a discussion on Gertie's blog, I don't think I'll be making one for me. Might make a scaled down version to see how it works or I guess I could try and make one for my older grand-daughter.
That is a good idea, I believe the full-scale Fifties one calls for five yards of fabric, which for me means budget issue, and it must weigh a ton.
Wow, 5 yds of fabric is a lot for an experiment! I use Wild Ginger software for my patterns and you can print things out at 1/2 scale or 1/10 scale. The 1/10th scale would fit a dolly at work!!