I've just released a small new collection of reproduction clothing that is available in my Esty -shop and I thought I'd share a little bit about each of them.
First up is the 40's reproduction, Veronica -dress. I picked up this pattern a while ago and in fact I have used it once before. Maybe You remember this one:
This pattern took a little bit of work to get the fit right, but once I got it, it was totally worth it. I really like working with this pattern although it does have a lot of details which amount to a lot of work. But I really like the silhouette.
The reason why I hadn't brought this dress into my collection earlier is because I hadn't found the perfect fabric. But now I have it! I found the fabric at the local fabric wholesale store and it was love at first sight. The fabric is a very dark, almost inky purple rayon and polyester blend. It is quite heavy in weight yet not toot thick, with a nice full bodied drape. The surface of the fabric has a sateen weave which gives it a nice sheen, and with thin woven stripes. To me this fabric is the perfect fall fabric.
The bodice gets its shape from a number of darts under the bust which open up at the top and drape at the shoulder. The skirt is also made with several panels that widen towards the hem at the front giving the skirt part a nice flare. I also like the pouchey sleeves that have been draped on the shoulder and gathered at the cuff with several pleats.
You can find more information about this dress here in my Etsy -shop
or here in my webshop