Monday, April 30, 2012

Before and After - In Search of Style Results in 1940s Spectator Dress

The Seamstress: LadyKatza
The Pattern: Vintage 1940s Anne Adams 4549 Misses' Dress

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for summer. And this is a great story about summer fashion and a great customer who was inspired by a Ralph Lauren dress. She found a match in a 1940s dress pattern in my shop, so this is both a "Before and After" post AND an "In Search of Style" post. :) Here is the dress that inspired Lady Katza with its wonderful style:

Then she found the pattern Anne Adams 4549 from the 1940s in my shop, and she wrote "I have to tell you I went SQUEE! when I saw this because it is almost an EXACT match for a Ralph Lauren dress I have been wanting to copy. It's from his spring 2010 collection."

And here is Lady Katza in the inspired and adorable result, a simply wonderful summer dress done up in a charming fabric. Sweet style in red, white, and blue!

A fab ensemble! Let's look closer at the details...

Lovely piping in contrast red trims seams and edges, the sleeves have scalloped edges, and those cute vintage red buttons are perfect.

And note those super cute shoes, which are perfect with this ensemble. Lady Katza got those from the wonderful You can read more about Lady Katza's sewing adventures on her blog, 


  1. Wow, thanks so much for the wonderful praise!

  2. My pleasure! Thanks for sharing the pictures and your sewing adventure! :)