Category Archives: 1930s slinky dress

To wash or not wash silk

Old debate. To test out what would happen, I cut out a square of my silk, rinsed it in warm water with a smidge of Soak, let it dry, and compared it to my original fabric. Definitely some changes there. … Continue reading

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Starting to look like something

After drafting a cowl failed, I pulled up youtube for instructions on how to drape a cowl. Here’s what I ended up with: Before tracing off the pattern, I wanted to see if this muslin was even remotely correct Not … Continue reading

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More 1930s top

So, I’ve been making progress, although not as fast as I would like. Last time, I posted pictures of the godawful top I made from my pattern. The wonderful members of the Historical Sew Fortnightly gave me advice on how … Continue reading

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Lolwat

So I cut the first mockup of the 30s dress top. … I don’t think these photos could actually convey¬†the absurdity of how it looked. Let’s count out the issues: Head opening was too small, could barely get it over … Continue reading

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1930s patterns are weird.

Really, they are. I’m hoping to have a slinky 1930s dress done by January 16th as well as finishing my 1890s dress. A new era of research that I don’t have time for! This isn’t really historical sewing anymore, this … Continue reading

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