Monday, May 5, 2014

Home Sewing Tips from the 1920s - Adding a Cascading Drape to a Frock

Starting with your basic "plain dress" pattern as the foundation, this tip from Ruth Wyeth Spears illustrates 3 specific changes that you can make to add dash and elegance to your frock:

  1. Long sleeves are lightly bell-shaped, then fastened snug to the wrists with snaps.
  2. A narrow slot at the neckline front, with a contrast-colored vestee underneath.
  3. Square pieces that are cut in a slope are added to the front skirt, creating a cascading drape.
Such inspiring style!

Will you sew yours in a "soft deep rose" and cream?

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