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


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

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

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

  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!

  5. Very pretty dress! Great fabric pattern.

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

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

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

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

    you look adorable with the dress!