Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Beginnings of a 1930s Frock for Spring

For Christmas my parents had given me two 1930s patterns, one of them being a cute dress with all the fun details that often ascribe that of the 30s. The other was a slip pattern which will come in handy now that I have a few patterns in this era.

It wasn't that long ago that while thrifting, my eyes caught a cute print with enough yardage for a dress. There is no name on the salvage, and the polyester-feeling fabric is of higher quality than that of Wal-mart's, and it's not as heavy as JoAnn's silky prints, so I'm not sure if it's vintage or not.

Some vintage buttons from my stash should help give it a vintage vibe. Since when did Sears sell buttons? Note to self: check with google as soon as this post is finished!

Now if I can find the time to sew, that would be nice... :) It's almost as much fun to plan for something as is the fruition of it.


Lily said...

That promises to be a most charming frock! I really love those buttons!! :-)

Cheri said...

Thankyou, Lily! I have an extra card that you're certainly welcome to if you'd ever want to trade buttons. :)

Crystal Arcand said...

Lovely fabric!

Mrs. H said...

That fabric is the dress is sure to be also.

Cheri said...

Crystal, and Mrs. H, it's amazing what kind of stuff you can find at thrift stores, including enough yardage for a dress! :)

Lily said...

Cheri, Oooh! How very tempting! :-) I'll have to keep my eyes open for some suitable ones to trade! ;-)

Sarah Grace said...

That is a lovely pattern. Could you tell me what the pattern number is & the name of the company, as I would love to find that pattern too.

Have a great day,
Sarah Grace

Cheri said...

Sarah Grace,

Forgive my tardiness in replying to your comment! The pattern came from Eva Dress patterns and the number is 1432. If it's helpful, here is a link directly to it:

I'd love to see what you make with it. :) Happy sewing!