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One Piece Dress: 1920’s Style

This dress started in the same way that many of my sewing projects have started…with a picture.  A simple, little picture of a dress.  This particular picture was tossed among waves of other dresses, yet it popped right out of the page and straight into my imagination.

You see, I have a hard time with 1920’s dresses.  Not because they aren’t cute, or because they aren’t stylish in their own way…but because then have little to no waistline.  And being a girl with a body shape that emphasizes finding said waist, this style goes against the grain.  Nonetheless, the little image of an early 1920’s dress just wiggled it’s way right into my heart, and I knew I had to make one of my own.

Created out of a soft yellow cotton with a brown check, this easy-to-create dress is made unique with the three panels that hang down just below the hem.  As always, I have included the pattern as well as the list of materials needed.



  • 5 yards cotton for dress
  • 1/2 yard cotton for revers and belt/band.











  1. I find that 20s dresses make the best housecoats. They’re short enough to be able to clean, they’re comfortable enough to take a nap in, and I make them out of cotton so I can wash them easily. They’re also generally easy to put on. The one you’ve posted here is very cute!



    • Those are all brilliant ways to wear such a dress…especially the napping part! 🙂
      Thank you so much for your kind words, and I am very happy you like my creation!
      Have a fantastic Friday!


  2. Mrs. Cote says

    Very cute! I think the dark belt on the light background gives shape nicely while maintaining that 1920’s look. Do you wear your vintage recreations?


    • Thank you so much! I thought it was a nice contrast as well! 🙂
      I don’t wear my dresses very often as I sell many of them, but every now and then, I will done one for an event or party!
      Have a wonderful weekend!


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