Thursday, July 29, 2010

Big Apple Dress Progress

This is mostly a self-congratulatory post on how well my dress is going! Okay so the progress isn't that quick (1940s dress pattern instructions are not entirely intuitive), but it's progress all the same. I've picked out buttons - I started out thinking of mother-of-pearl buttons but then decided to go with the little red ones instead.

The bodice thus far is shown here on Daphne, Joanna's new dress form. I started work on the collar today. Other sewing newbies out there, would you like a total beginner's tutorial on sewing a collar?

These are the gathers I achieved yesterday.


  1. A tutorial on collar sewing sounds great. I am still only on skirts ~ but any information I can get my carefully~cleaned~for~touching~fabric hands on is welcomed. :D

    b. of Depict This!

  2. Yes, please! I just completed my first hem. Very much a beginner and very eager to learn! I would love any tutorials you are willing to offer. Can't wait to see your finished dress.

    ♥ Rebecca Jean
    Midnight Maniac

  3. Yes please - collar tutorial would be fantastic! I love the fabric and the dress style you are making. I have bought a 50s house dress pattern "Simple to make" the packet says...hmmmmm. I have so far taken it out of the packet, looked at it, and put it back in the packet again!

  4. I'm collar dumb. tutorials are always so helpful especially since I have no one to guide me and teach me and I try to figure it out all on my own all the time.

  5. I just adore your blog, what a wonderful discovery! xx


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