Well, I completed my 1930’s day dress, which consists of a skirt, blouse, and belt. The block pattern that I created worked out very well, for the most part, and I think I like it! I have, however, learned several things during the project that I would now like to share with you!
Things I learned while sewing a 1930’s outfit:
1. It is amazing how fast one can complete a 20th century outfit when one is so used to a 19th century outfit which literally takes ten times longer.
2.After three hours and the project is done, it is not uncommon for one to sit and stare puzzled thinking “Did I miss a step?”
3. When the book tells you there is very little extra width in the skirt pattern…they really mean it. (Again, not a thought when you are used to five yards per skirt.)
4. I need better practice at putting in zippers…
So the question begs to be asked…will I try another one? Yes! But hopefully with a much better zipper!
Here are the pictures!