Monday, September 15, 2014

DRESS-OF-THE-DAY 12: Dust Bowl Dress

In celebration of NATIONAL SEWING MONTH (here in the United States), I've decided to do an intensive blog series (well, intensive for me who obviously does not always make the time to blog), featuring a dress (or two, or a style) each day, not previously presented on this blog. Some will be my own creations, whether I used patterns or designed them myself. Others will be pieces I admire. Either will include an analysis and maybe some sources, history and tips. (At least, that's the goal.) I also have some guest bloggers scheduled (exciting!)

And now on to the Dress of the Day!
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DUST BOWL DRESS
 

This was another dress born of the 1930s style inspiration. In my research, specifically Dust Bowl/Depression era rural women's clothing, I can across this interesting vintage dress with a front zipper, still in the prairie dress cut. This dress was sort of a hybrid of that style and a couple other similar ones.


Vintage Dress on Etsy
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FEATURES:
  • Bodice gathered to fitted midriff piece
  • Short Sleeves
  • Ruffle Neckline
  • Ruffle Hem
  • Ties in the back
  • Calico Retro Print. 
  • Zipper in Center Front

 












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And now that you've successfully navigated this blog entry, here's a reminder about the Steampunk Apron/Bustle Mini-Sweepstakes (details here).

1 comment:

  1. Did you make the pattern yourself? It suits you really well!

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