Monday, August 13, 2012

Before and After Hit Parade: 1940s Princess Frock Swings in Blue

The Seamstress: Jax
The Pattern: 1940s Mail Order 1674 Vintage Sewing Pattern Junior Misses Princess Dress

The Result: Jax sewed this lovely summer dress using vintage fabric in a beautiful shade of blue with small print floral details. She shortened it for swing dancing. You can see the flattering sweetheart neckline, fine fit through the waist, and the lovely bias flare of the skirt. Kudos on a wonderful dress!

Seamstress Notes: "This pattern was for a very petite lady, so I had to shorten it quite a lot. I made it up in some 1940s rayon I got on Esty from the states. (Jax is in the UK.) The dress is for my daughter who has taken up swing dancing and will be wearing it to Twinwood vintage festival...I did add some little tie belts from the front panel to help define the waist and added security when dancing with a partner as side seam could pop open...I have a facebook page and posted about this pattern." Be sure to visit her own Etsy shop, Mrs Bee Vintage, and you can follow her on Facebook at Mrs Bee Vintage Dressmaker.