1940s dress for Clem

I have finished a 1940s dress for A Girl for All Time Clementine. It is made from a pattern by Keepers Dolly Duds. I must say it was a tricky dress. It took me 3 attempts to do the top of the dress (the piping was very tricky!) and then 2 months to find enough courage to finish the pleats on the skirt. It was the first time I did such pleats and I found it hard (there, I’ve said it!), so I left the skirt for 2 months, kept looking at it but could find enough courage to continue. Until about a week ago when I just said to myself that I really really had to finish the dress. And I did. And I am very pleased with the result and how beautiful it looks on Clem!

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The dress closes at the back with a row of buttons.

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16 thoughts on “1940s dress for Clem

  1. Очень красивое платье http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_good.gif Складочки интересные. Их , наверное, трудно загладаить из-за маленькой ширины? Можно острочить вкрай…

    1. Таня, спасибо большое! Загладить было трудно из-за того, что они не прямые, и юбка скроена тоже не по прямой, а небольшим полукругом. Я и так и сяк пыталась их заложить. В итоге просто пришпилила иголками к выкройке, заложенной по складкам, и прогладила прямо по иголкам и бумаге. Потом иголки сняла, бумагу убрала и прошладила еще раз. И наметала низ, чтобы складки не разлетелись, пока я дошивала платье. Когда дошила, наметку убрала. Может, есть более простой способ, но я его не знаю. http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_scratch.gif

  2. It’s beautiful indeed! It’s exactly the kind of dress she could have worn and it brings into relief her green eyes very efficiently.

  3. It’s a really beautiful dress and it suits her so well. I’m very glad you finished it because the result is certainly worth it.

  4. Oh, I’m so glad you did not give up on making this dress. It is absolutely stunning, so crisp and fresh, and the pleats are perfect.

  5. Замечательное платьице и здорово сидит на Клем!!!
    Это действительно ЕЁ платье http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yes.gif

  6. Оля, поздравляю тебя с новоприобретенными швейными навыками (все старания того стоили!), а Клементину – с чудесным платьем. Рисунок на ткани – особый восторг)))

    1. Лара, спасибо большое! Я вот думаю, что надо бы закрепить навык и сшить ей еще такое же платье. http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_scratch.gif

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