Monday, July 22, 2013

My first 40s dress making experience.

I'm going to make a simple buttoned shirt dress out of this fabric. I'm taking the pockets out of the pattern. As handy as pockets are, they are unrealistic for the year window I'm working with (1941-1945). The war board urged women to cut back on hemlines and pockets, as well as dress length, so I too will follow those guidelines. I'm using the pattern as a guide more than a strict set of rules.

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