Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Drafting a 1932 dress pattern....

I've spent a lot of time on the vintage pattern wikia lately, and oh do I love it! There are so many wonderful patterns, a lot of them are probably extremely hard to find. Considering I have been doing some pattern drafting before (or more accurately, I've constructed everything I've sewed myself up until a year ago when I realized there are some great patterns out there), I figured I might find a few patterns where the envelope shows the construction fairly well, and try to make my own pattern solutions!

After looking around for a few days, there is now a folder on my laptop containing about a hundred things I would love to make, mostly things from early 1930's to mid 1950's. I love smart constructions and how they sculpted the clothes by cutting the fabrics in ways we rarely see today. Well, I have to start somewhere, and since it's my birthday in less than two weeks I decided to choose a dress that would make a lovely birthday dress.

Here it is: McCall 6893, from 1932

I will be using this fabric:

And for some advice on how to construct the dress... I am using my all time favorite book on pattern cutting, "Iduns bok om tillskärning", a Swedish book from 1956. I already have a basic bodice pattern made with that book as a guide that fits perfect, so I've been working around that.

As soon as I'm done you'll get to see the dress and the process of making it!

1 comment:

  1. I am SO EXCITED for this! I absolutely LOVE that pattern! I can't wait to see how you draft it!!!