A 1940s Dress
This is another dress I finished quite a while ago (in the fall of 2010, in fact) and never got decent pictures of. These still aren't great - the self-photography idea didn't work quite as well this week as it did last time! - but they're better than nothing!
It's hard to believe that a week ago I was cavorting about in a thin silk dress and a light cotton sweater. Today it was just above freezing and I was glad of my wool coat and the cowl and the stockings and the gloves!
I made this dress as a costume for a play at Union back in my senior year. It wasn't actually made for me, but the girl who wore it (my best friend) and I manage to share clothes despite being built totally differently, so at the end of the play I got to keep it. All I had to do was let the sleeve hems down.
|I did iron it this morning. But then I sat on it during church. Sigh.|
|The pleats need to be pressed out and re-done; I arranged them for Shannon's figure, not my own.|
Also featured: a vintage hat from Pam, one of my dear church ladies from Jackson, and the cowl I just knit for my Etsy shop. (Find it here!)