The Sew Weekly Sewing Circle

Tie neck '40s dress

Better late than never (but isn't that the definition of a UFO? Something not finished on time?). I cut this and started sewing way back in February (February!), but it had a really unflattering high neck and a tie-on peplum belt that made me look short and dumpy. And there it hung in my sewing nook for 5 months.... finally revisited it this weekend. Still need to hem it, but I can't decide on the best length for me.

Rating:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.

Views: 115

Comment by Nora Ziel on July 6, 2011 at 1:07am
It looks very pretty on you!
Comment by charlotte tilley on July 6, 2011 at 1:31am
I think this is amazing. Really good fabric as well, very vintage looking. I think you look great
Comment by margueritedesigns on July 6, 2011 at 1:52am
That length looks great to me, or, alternatively,around 12 inches or so off the bottom.
Comment by Judy Roberson on July 6, 2011 at 4:24am
I really like your ufo..so proud you finished it.The fabric  is so pretty.
Comment by charlotte powell- brooks on July 6, 2011 at 6:22am
that's a great dress
Comment by Vicki Muise on July 6, 2011 at 6:29am

Thanks everybody!  It's actually a '70s sheet from Value Village (a Canadian thrift shop chain), and was meant to be a muslin, but everyone who has seen it said it looked good enough to wear.  

My mother was visiting and she marked the hem at knee length, but now that I look at a photo of myself, I think I prefer this '40s length (with heels at least!)

Comment by Farah Heron on July 6, 2011 at 7:15am
This came out really nice, Vicki.  I like the high neck on you,   the fabric is lovely, of course.
Comment by Cathe on July 6, 2011 at 9:46am
It's really pretty! I love the fabric too.
Comment by Rosy on July 6, 2011 at 12:59pm
This dress is beautiful. I find that hem very flattering  to you, it looks like endless legs.
Comment by Vicki Muise on July 6, 2011 at 1:31pm
Endless legs!?  Then it must be MAGIC fabric!  Where can I get some more?!  LOL

Comment

You need to be a member of The Sew Weekly Sewing Circle to add comments!

Join The Sew Weekly Sewing Circle

© 2017   Created by Mena Trott.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service