>Circa 1928 Linen Dress

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First off, thank you so much to everyone for your lovely comments! They are really encouraging and keep me inspired to keep making things!

Secondly, I wanted to address what I’ve been asked a few times in my blog about custom sewing. I do custom sewing, but prefer to do fittings in person. Rates start at $20 an hour, and you can expect a repro dress to start around $150, plus materials. Thanks so much for your interest! If you’re wanting more info, you can message me through my etsy account, if you like, and I’ll send my email address through there. I don’t care to post it on the net because of spam!

The point of this post is that I finished a dress I’m quite proud of! I’ve been really inspired by the 1920’s lately, and there’s an event my husband and I are planning on going to next month so I needed a suitable outfit. First came the jacket, from a German pattern from 1930- I made it initially for the beach pajamas I just finished of the same linen. I had a little left over, so I thought I’d make a 20s dress for the event next month, but I didn’t have enough to do more than a skirt and some trim. I came across a pattern in my stash from 1928 that I’ve been wanting to make for a long time, and I think this worked perfectly! The yellow was made into the pleated skirt and bias strips for trim, and forms sort of a deco thunderbolt across the cut of the dress. The white linen was from Joann from their line last spring and summer, which I invested in when they were having a 60% off sale. I think the ones from this year are on sale right now, but I held myself back when we were last there! Enough babbling… here’s dress and jacket pictures!





12 Comments on >Circa 1928 Linen Dress

  1. reilly
    June 17, 2009 at 8:26 pm (7 years ago)

    >Gorgeous! I was just at Jo Ann's the other day taking advantage of all that linen on sale. :]

  2. Darla: Retro Ways
    June 17, 2009 at 8:38 pm (7 years ago)

    >Simply stunning, you are such a master at sewing. Ohhh how I envy your skills. ♥

  3. forrestina vintage
    June 18, 2009 at 12:18 am (7 years ago)

    >Pretty style and colors. Ah, but I'm not a sewer so I admire those who do. ;)

  4. casey
    June 18, 2009 at 1:25 am (7 years ago)

    >You have every right to be immensely proud of this project! I love the detailing and preciseness of the design; you did such a fantastic job!

  5. Meg
    June 18, 2009 at 2:09 am (7 years ago)

    >Wow! This might be on my list of top 10 things you've made. Awesome!

  6. Amanda
    June 18, 2009 at 3:43 am (7 years ago)

    >I love this dress! Wonderful job and color choices. It's so summery and joyful.

  7. AlohaAroha
    June 18, 2009 at 6:49 am (7 years ago)

    >That is super cute! I think it looks even better with the two fabrics you picked then all in one print!

  8. Trixie
    June 18, 2009 at 4:54 pm (7 years ago)

    >Wow!!! This is spectacular! The details on your clothing are amazing!

  9. Elizabeth
    June 20, 2009 at 5:48 am (7 years ago)

    >JEALOUS! It looks wonderful!

  10. theyearoflivingthriftily
    June 21, 2009 at 5:11 am (7 years ago)

    >Aw, I love that dress. What an accomplishment!! The necktie thingy just makes me grin.

  11. Avalon76
    December 4, 2009 at 9:29 pm (7 years ago)

    >That is beautiful! What a great job you did! *applauds*

  12. Chole
    January 1, 2010 at 11:22 pm (7 years ago)

    >Thank you a million times over. I just knew you'd have the perfect inspiration to get me thinking about a new dress for our upcoming Bootleggers Ball. You rule!Chole

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