I have a few really cool vintage dresses that I have been saving to take apart and study. May be this winter I will make time. I made my Little House of the Prairie dress replica from a pattern cover from 1910. I love the little edwardian look.
My fabric was designed by Anna Maria Horner and I thought it had a vintage feel. I searched the internet for a soft rayon that would drape well. When I found this listed on etsy it only had two yards left so I wrote the shop owner and asked if there was a chance there was 3 yards and there was!\n\nI went through the trouble of making flat pattern pieces all myself. The waistline is all pin tucked. The bodice is two large rectangles gathered. The skirt of the dress is triangle cut outs that are hard to see because I matched the print. I used vintage lace for sleeve embellishments.
I tried my best to mach the pattern in the back. I also used an invisible zipper in the center back seam. It’s really hard to see because it’s invisible. I learned so much from making this dress and I can’t wait to make another in a solid color so you can see all of my work.
Thank you for reading, please feel free to write me or comment with any questions you may have!\n\nIf you are interested check out my etsy shop.
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