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Here is my genuine 1925 'one-hour dress'.... that has taken me the better part of the week (ok a lot of that time was spent staring at it and trying to understand the directions)

Because of the busy print you can't see the waterfall effect that is supposed to happen down the side and the hem is being held with pins.
It actually feels really comfortable and cool on but there is no way I would wear it out and about.

I think it is going to be a hack job and a top and skirt will be the eventual result.

Still, it was fun having a go at that pattern and I'll approach it again sometime.

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Comment by Casey Sew on September 16, 2011 at 5:33am

Well done you for having a go - even if it's going to be a hack job! I love that you tried out an original pattern. You might not want to wear it out and about.. but you'd look perfect at the Gatsby picnic I say! Quite smashing really. I've been umming and ahhhing over this challenge... not sure I'm taking the plunge. I had the same idea as you.. if it doesn't look good it can always become a top and skirt. lol.

Comment by charlotte tilley on September 16, 2011 at 10:55am
what a very game try, a nearly 90 year old pattern as well, I think you are so clever getting this far, and love the hat
Comment by Cathe on September 16, 2011 at 2:46pm
Jen you get kudos for making something for this challenge, it's a tough one! And I agree, you would look perfect at a Gatsby picnic!
Comment by Judy Roberson on September 16, 2011 at 5:25pm

Jen ..great job..  Proud of you for figuring the pattern out and gettting a posting for the challenge.. I just

couldnt handle this

  Love the fabric too.

Comment by Jen on September 16, 2011 at 5:30pm
Thank you All :-)
Comment by Kazz on September 21, 2011 at 4:05am
Oh I agree with Cathe kudos to you Jen, well done and just to think you'll have another outfit out of it soon. Score!
Comment by margueritedesigns on September 25, 2011 at 1:27pm
I think it looks smashing! (Is that a 20's word I wonder...)


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