Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Folkwear #233: Winter Dress-Up

This is Folkwear 233, the Glamour Girl dress. Straight out of the forties with a dramatic hip yoke that ties in front, a beautifully draped slim skirt, and an authoritative shoulder line.

I had many yards of an unbelievable heavy silk crepe in chocolate brown (a $2/yard find at Hancock's one lucky day!) and decided to make the long version.

I struggled with this pattern--the waist was huge, which meant I was taking in a seam with a zipper (sigh). And I failed to look closely at the drawing which resulted in my having a lot of trouble getting the "back neck facing" to lie down. Maybe because it was actually a band collar that was supposed to stand up, huh?

But I'm glad I pushed through because it truly is a flattering, comfortable dress. Now for an occasion!


Rose said...

It looks like something Katharine Hepburn might have worn in a contemporary 40s movie.

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous and decadent looking dress! This definitely looks like it would be fun to wear this fall and winter.

Wendy said...

You amaze me!

Aunt Nina said...

I've often looked at the Folkwear patterns but have never gone so far as to buy and sew one.

This beautiful dress has inspired me to take the plunge.

Anonymous said...

Ooooooo. Likely that will be especially lovely on you, with your built-in coloring. I think a long spiral staircase would be a good feature of the "occasion"??

seashoreknits said...

Oh so lovely, Anna
Very feminine and chic.

Lisa said...

Rose is right - Katharine Hepburn! If nothing comes up, maybe you can wear it for Thanksgiving?


Farrah said...

I agree with Miss Rose and Miss Lisateresa. Thanksgiving!

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