Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Apple Dress Project

When Lauren of Wearing History posted pages from a 1937 catalogue featuring apple print dresses I thought they were just fabulous, so when I came across this apple print cotton (the apples are about 1.5" wide) I was inspired to try my hand at dressmaking. I found the perfect pattern on etsy, too! It's a little big, but I figured it should be easy to adjust smaller, right? Perhaps I ought to make one of those muslin mock-ups that Gertie (my sewing hero) is always talking about.

The inspiration, originally posted on Wearing History.

Although this won't be the first dress I've ever made - I made a few garments while I was at school and university, including a 2-piece ballgown with boned bodice (looked great from the outside, but the inside was a complete hash!) - I haven't sewn anything in quite a few years. So before diving into what will probably be quite a complex project - and while I'm waiting for the above pattern to arrive - I think I'm first going to have a go at a simpler design, one from my stash. I haven't decided which yet, or which of my newly-acquired fabrics I'll use, but be assured I'll keep you posted!)


  1. oh how divine and beautiful. I look forward to seeing the outcome of your dress!

  2. Sounds like it's going too be lovely, I wish I could sew!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  3. I can't wait to see it! I really want apple print clothes because I'm learning how to do the Big Apple next week!
    -Andi x


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