Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sew for Victory


Here is my finished Sew for Victory project!  Initially, I was not planning on taking part, but the fabric, pattern, and my need for quick and easy project was perfectly timed.


And how could I resist any excuse for working with a 1940s pattern (reproduction or otherwise)?! 


Among the other vintage inaccuracies I have mentioned, this pattern calls for an invisible zipper.  Vintage invisible zippers do exist (I even have a few metal ones in my stash that I would guess are from the late 50s from the colors), but I find it highly unlikely that this particular design would have used one.  I am not even sure they existed in the 40s.  


So why did I end up using one?


Well, it turns out the only cream colored zipper I had on hand was an invisible zipper.  So despite my recent back luck with that particular sewing notion, I decided to follow the instructions and opt for an invisible zipper.


The sewing universe was perhaps trying to let me know that I should not give up on them completely.  The thin cotton, plus a strip of organza worked just fine this time around.


This dress, I suppose, was meant to restore my faith in the invisible zipper . . .



Dress:  Made by me, Simplicity 1587
Shoes:  Miz Mooz
Purse:  Harvey’s Seatbelt Bags

13 comments:

  1. This is such a beautiful dress, Laura Mae!

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  2. An absolutely beautiful dress. And I adore your shoes.

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  3. So pretty! That fabric really matches the pattern perfectly!

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  4. Oh wow! I absolutely love this dress on you. It fits you so well; the skirt, the sleeves, everything. The floral print is so perfect!

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  5. Very pretty dress! Great fabric pattern.

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  6. love this dress!!! the fabric is divine...perfect for spring and summer!!

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  7. This is so beautiful. Fabric and everything is just lovely!

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  8. You look so beautiful! The dress is lovely and the print divine ;)

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  9. Stunning! Love the fabric & the front detail of the dress.

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  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
    you look adorable with the dress!

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