>New Pattern! Moderne- 1930s Art Deco Dress

>I can finally share what I’ve been secretly working on!
I’m happy to announce I have a new pattern for sale on the website!

This pattern features two really lovely mid 1930s dresses with art deco influence.  Version I has a high neck and assymetrically fastening bodice, and Version II has a lovely drape.

I made my sample of Version II from a green linen/rayon blend fabric I dyed myself.  Following the vintage instructions, I made bound buttonholes and have a fun cuff link style button fastening at the neck.  I used vintage buttons from my stash as accents.  I absolutely LOVE this dress.  I think it might be a new favorite! The triple pleats make it so much fun to wear and move in.  I can just imagine how chic this could look in a variety of fabrics- from wools to linens to cottons to silks.  Yummy!  It would also look very chic and dressy under a stylish 30s overcoat.

This pattern is available in multsize on my website, from a size 30 bust through a size 40 bust.  The retail price is going to be $25, but I have a special introductory rate of $22 for a limited time.  This pattern starts shipping next week.

I’ll be posting a bound buttonhole tutorial on the blog soon, in honor of the new pattern.  :)

Hope you love it! I’m so happy to finally have a dress added to the pattern offerings!

25 Comments on >New Pattern! Moderne- 1930s Art Deco Dress

  1. iLiveinmyLab
    March 12, 2011 at 12:04 am (13 years ago)

    >Oh goodness that is absolutely lovely! Fantastic pattern!

  2. Amy Jeanne
    March 12, 2011 at 12:13 am (13 years ago)

    >Gurrrrrrrrl!You are trying to take all my money aren't you? ;)

  3. The Cupcake Goddess
    March 12, 2011 at 12:31 am (13 years ago)

    >Lauren, it's unbelievable! So gorgeous! I adore the asymmetry of the top and bottom. Truly, what a magnificent addition! I'm completely blown away! Love the entire thing. xoxo,Sunni

  4. garofit
    March 12, 2011 at 12:33 am (13 years ago)

    >Wow this is so cool! And what a fantastic color!

  5. Stephanie Lynn
    March 12, 2011 at 2:10 am (13 years ago)

    >Great color choice! The draping at the neck is fabulous!

  6. BaronessVonVintage
    March 12, 2011 at 2:25 am (13 years ago)

    >GORGEOUS! Love the button details!!

  7. Lauren
    March 12, 2011 at 2:58 am (13 years ago)

    >Thanks! I'm so glad you all like it!It was a rather fun pattern to sew :)

  8. khriste B
    March 12, 2011 at 4:03 am (13 years ago)


  9. Curvy Kitty
    March 12, 2011 at 6:33 am (13 years ago)

    >Wow! That is absolutely gorgeous! Love love love the colour. but I do hope you'll turn to some more 40s pattern next ;)

  10. Kat
    March 12, 2011 at 6:45 am (13 years ago)

    >Definitely a must have! I can't wait to make this one! Absolutely fabulous.

  11. Kate
    March 12, 2011 at 7:28 am (13 years ago)

    >I *actually* squealed like a child when I saw your post. Yes. That would be me, ordering patterns at 2:30 am. *does a little dance*

  12. LandGirl1980
    March 12, 2011 at 8:38 am (13 years ago)

    >Absolutely WONDERFUL!

  13. Debi
    March 12, 2011 at 10:00 am (13 years ago)

    >Absolutely LOVE this! I also adore the color you dyed the fabric in!! I can't decide which view I like more!! YAY!

  14. Erin
    March 12, 2011 at 1:04 pm (13 years ago)

    >This is fantastic. At some point, I will be buying this.

  15. Nabby
    March 12, 2011 at 2:59 pm (13 years ago)

    >So beautiful! It's a good thing my birthday is coming up; I already had one of your patterns on my wish list, and now this one will definitely be on there too!!

  16. Miss Rayne
    March 12, 2011 at 6:50 pm (13 years ago)

    >Stunning dress and that colour is fantastic on you.

  17. Lady Cherry
    March 12, 2011 at 9:22 pm (13 years ago)

    >Wow, it looks like a fab dress, I like both versions equally.

  18. FoofandFaff
    March 13, 2011 at 12:38 pm (13 years ago)

    >Very pretty, love the colour :)

  19. casey
    March 14, 2011 at 1:05 pm (13 years ago)

    >WOWZA!!! Firstly: this new pattern is gorgeous! I'm just loving the neckline and asymmetrical button detail on the skirt. The thirties did details so well.Secondly, I adore the fabric color–so amazing! What brand dye did you use, if I might ask?♥ Casey

  20. Lauren
    March 14, 2011 at 6:12 pm (13 years ago)

    >Thanks so much, all! So glad you like the dress :) It was fun to make!Curvy Kitty, I have something 40s in the works, but it might be a while till I can get it out. But it's coming!Casey, It was a very light peach rayon/linen blend fabric and I overdyed it with RIT Kelly Green in the bottle (not powdered). I did a mad hunt for a fabric that would be a good weight but still have some drape and hold a pleat!

  21. Tasha
    March 15, 2011 at 4:21 pm (13 years ago)

    >Absolutely gorgeous! The green one is delightful, and the pattern looks great. I love the pleated detail!

  22. PunkRizz
    March 21, 2011 at 3:01 pm (13 years ago)

    >I just received my pattern and I love it! (thank you very much for shipping it priority!) I'm going to follow your advice and make a dress from muslin first. (since I'm a beginning seamstress and new to vintage patterns) My question is, what do you do with the muslin prototype afterward? It seems a waste to throw out the muslin after adjusting the fitting, but my rag bin is overflowing with past sewing projects that I've taken apart. Any suggestions?

  23. Lauren
    March 21, 2011 at 3:35 pm (13 years ago)

    >Thanks All!Punk Rizz, so glad you got it quickly :)I save my scraps and use the larger ones for draping or cutting smaller pattern pieces for future mock ups, or I use them for quilting later. Hope that helps!

  24. Lauren
    March 21, 2011 at 3:37 pm (13 years ago)

    >Oh, forgot to say, you don't have to use muslin- a lot of times folks make mock ups from other fabrics in their stash. I just got used to calling it "make a muslin" because that's what we said in school.

  25. PunkRizz
    March 26, 2011 at 12:15 am (13 years ago)

    >Lauren, thanks for your replies. Your quilting suggestion is genius!

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