Friday, February 8, 2013

Sew Grateful Finished Project

Hello all.  I've been a bit behind on posting for Sew Grateful week. I forgot all about it until Monday when I was catching up on my blog reading. I managed to pull together a giveaway, share a free pattern, and write a sew grateful post all this week! Phew! That's a lot of blogging for me.

My current sewing project, Rosie the Riveter overalls, is far from finished. And sadly I don't have any pictures to share. Hopefully I'll have it finish for the Sew For Victory! A 40s Sewalong. I had to do some thinking about what finished project I wanted to share today and decided to go with a dress I finished last summer.

Anyone remember this project?

This pretty little shirtwaist dress was made using a pattern I purchased from Barbara of FloradoraPresents. The pattern was DuBarry 2413B, a tailored shirtwaist dress from the early 1940s. I really adore this pattern. It has two sleeve options, long or short, and the option of a pleated style or flared skirt cut on the bias. It also has cute little triangular shaped pockets on bodice! I think heart shaped pockets would be cute too. :)

FloradoraPresents on Etsy
I wore the dress for the scenic train ride Cori and I took last summer. You can read more about it in my post here.

The dress is made from a blue linen blend that came from the stash. I didn't use the vintage buttons shown in the first picture. I ended up buying some modern plastic buttons so I won't have to take the vintage ones off their original paper card.

It was a great day for photos! Nice and sunny if I remember right and not too hot either!

This one is a bit blurry but I still like it. Here I am "reading the paper" at the train station. Next time Cori and I do something like this I'm going to bring some vintage magazines.

All aboard!!
This is one of my favorite photos from day that.


  1. Gorgeous photos. I love your dress, looks fabulous!

  2. I just adore this dress! The photos are amazing!!

  3. Yes, adorable dress, great styling and the photos are so evocative!

  4. Thank you ladies! Cori and I really enjoy these kinds of adventures. The dress went together easily. I think if I use the pattern again I will try the pleated skirt. Possibly in plaid like the photo on the envelope. :)

  5. Your finished project turned out absolutely beautiful! I love the classic colour palette you went for, and am flat out smitten with the location you opted for to shoot these photos in. Taking vintage outfit snaps on/around an old train is right near the top of my fantasy photo shoot location list.

    You look marvelous, dear gal - great work on your dress!

    ♥ Jessica


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