Wednesday, May 09, 2007

A Blue Dress for Clara


I made up this charming pattern from the 1930's again, but smarter this time. Instead of assembling the bodice as instructed, and then binding all the scallops around the neck and armholes, I simply lined the back and the two front side pieces. Then I top-stitched the sides over the front, and sewed the sides together. Believe me, that was definitely easier and tidier. Much as I love to use binding, my mitered corners are not so good.



Clara sewed the buttons on.

15 comments:

Mrs. Hurzeler said...

What a wonderful talent you have for making such beautiful dresses. If I were thinner, and a better seamstress I think I would be on ebay trying to find such elegant patterns such as those. God Bless.

Leslie said...

Very nice! They always look so much better in person.

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

It's lovely!

Kelli said...

Just lovely, Anna! Both the dress and your daughter!
Kelli

Lisa said...

What a pretty dress. Do your girls enjoy wearing dresses as much as you do?

It is the lack of a good fit that has discouraged me in sewing for myself. I have a goal to learn to fit patterns better. It seems the older patterns have a better fit. Have you found that to be your experience too?

Betty said...

The dress and model are both beautiful.....

Becky said...

Anna, I've just found your blog and have enjoyed it so much. I'd love to know where to find this pattern. Thanks for the inspiration! You've blessed me, and so have blessed my family.

AmeliaB said...

How BEAUTIFUL! I love it. You are so talented Anna. Clara you look lovely. :-)

~Amelia

Baleboosteh said...

How beautiful - and very Grace Livingstone Hill!
Michelle

Cindi said...

I really like that style on her. I often skip facings and just line things. It makes a neater appearance.

G.L.H. said...

Lovely dress--lovely daughter! Thanks for the tip to make things easier.

Deb said...

What a great pattern. The dress looks lovely on, and I really love the color of the buttons you chose to go with it.
Debbie

Storybook Woods said...

Just beautiful Anna, I wish you wer sewing for me !!!!

Gina said...

That's beautiful! The children are blessed to have a mother with so many gifts. Happy Mother's Day to you!

Alli said...

How beautiful! I love the colors!

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