I finally have some sample photos to share of the newest pattern that was recently released, the Wearing History Resto-Vival pattern of Loretta- Early 1930s Day and Evening Dress. I have had this pattern cut out and partially completed for quite some time, so I’m glad to finally be sharing photos with you!
This sample was made of two tone rayon crepe fabric in white and black. I thought it would be a rather fun nod to classic film to have it in these tones, and eventually I’d love to get some photos of myself wearing the dress. But for now, these will suffice!
This is the day dress version with short sleeves and cuffs. The little scarf piece is stitched to the neckline and passes through the bodice at two bound slits- sort of like bound buttonholes.
There are several rows of pintucks at both the front and back waist that give the little gathering and fullness across the waist that’s so characteristic of the early 1930s silhouette. And the skirt is deceptively full! Even though the lines of these dresses were pretty sleek, there is quite a bit of fabric at the hem!
You can get your copy of this pattern on my Wearing History Patterns website. It is available in both a 32″ and 36″ bust, and also includes an evening version, which I have yet to make.