Thursday, January 20, 2011

My 1933 Outfit...

This week we are going back a decade to 1933 for both the Sewing Through the Decades and the Sew Weekly Challenges.  I finished the EvaDress reproduction pattern of the Katherine Hepburn frock!  I absolutely love it!!   Here's the photos....


I adore the jacket details:

I did my hair in pincurls and slept on them--they turned out perfectly!


And the back (I was having fun with the black and white photo setting!):


More jacket details:

Full-length view.  I shortened the skirt by several inches (but I have to do that on every pattern).  I also had to shorten the scarf by about 2.5 inches.  Instead of sewing an closure around the wrist (with snaps), I left out the closure (i.e. just closed the seam all the way down the arm) and since I made it with lightweight wool that has a bit of stretch, I can easily fit it over my hands but still have the tight sleeves (which I love)!


 hehehehe...I like this photo:

Another close-up of the jacket:




What do you think?  Also, which photo do you think I should submit for the EvaDress competition?

69 comments:

  1. Beautiful Pictures! The dress came out great - love the jacket! The fabrics you chose set off the design elements so nice. Those sleeves must have been fun to sew!

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  2. Love the dress where abouts did u get the pattern and i think the colour is great and the photos/settings are just perfect well done its fab.

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  3. Gosh that jacket looks complex!! Great job. I'd go for the 1st and/or last 2 photos for the competition.

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  4. What a gorgeous dress, and your pincurls look perfect! These photos are all really nice, but the first one looks like a genuine vintage photo, I thought it was when I saw it!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  5. Wow that jacket looks amazing and you look so beautiful. It must have taken you ages to make there's a lot of detail in it. Your hair looks so shinny and soft love the curls. I like all your photo's but my favourite is the one of you stood by the black railings towards the end of your post. Good luck, Dee

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  6. Beautiful! The vintage look suits you so well, you look amazing, very classic! picking a photo is a tough one, theyre all lovely! I think my favourite is the one where you say 'hehehehe...I like this photo:' but i dont think it shows the wonderful details of the jacket well enough :S hmm, in that case, i agree with Miss P, i'd go with the last 2 :)
    Ashley x

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  7. looks amazing!!! i think the first photo shows it best! good work!
    janine
    honeyhivintage.blogspot.com

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  8. Beautiful! You've really captured a 1930's look! I'd submit the first picture for the EvaDress competition. The dress, you, and the background are all perfect!

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  9. Totally stunning! I think #7 and #1 both show off the complete dress best, there are photos I think are better of *you* but the dress isn't as clear in them. Good luck, it's amazing!!

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  10. Totally gorgeous! Everything detail is perfect. I think the first picture would be a great one for the competition

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  11. Amazing (as always)! I agree on picture 7 - it's not the best picture of you but it shows the dress best.
    Or maybe take another with you posing in a similar way to the pattern - I like seeing a direct comparison to the concept picture!
    The pictures are all lovely though, and 1 is awesome!

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  12. Absolutely should be submitted to the EvaDress competition! It turned out beautifully: just love how perfectly the wool worked out for the top. The front sash drapes so nicely and I just adore the buttons.
    This would have taken me months to finish!! How do you do it?

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  13. You seriously made the whole thing that quickly?! And it looks totally stunning - that jacket is so unique! I like the first photo best.

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  14. WOW, this outfit came out fantastic! You look amazing!

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  15. Geri, this is FABULOUS!!! It is truly an amazing piece of work. I love the first photo but I also love the sepia toned picture of you leaning against the wall - you look so lovely!

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  16. it's so striking and elegant - amazing. You made it so quickly too. I think the first photo shows it off really well. Good luck in the competition!

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  17. Wow, wow, wow and wow! This is amazing and presumably you can wear that jacket with anything!? I love it Debi and your hair is perfect too. Can you only chose one photo to submit? They're all so good, but I would go for the 2nd to last because it shows off the full outfit and is close up enough to see the detail.

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  18. amaaaaazing!! the dress and your hair and the photos are all just perfect-great job!!

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  19. Beautiful! I think you should submit the first photo. It shows the details of the dress as a whole. Good luck on the competition!

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  20. Oh my god, that is amazing. Possibly one of the most beautiful makes I've ever seen on a blog. You should be very, very proud of yourself. And the photos are beautiful. I think I like the photo of you stood on the stairs, gripping the hand railing.

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  21. Lovely! It turned out so well. I really like the antiqued full length photo towards the bottom. And you're absolutely right; your curls came out perfectly!

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  22. That is absolutely beautiful! I'm usually more of a 1940s girl, but this look is so gorgeous I may invest in some 1930s patterns soon... :) Congratulations on a roaring success! Oh and my favourite picture is the one of you leaning against the wall and looking a bit cheeky :)

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  23. The jacket came out amazing and you look breathtaking! I can't really pull off 30s styles but I admire though who can. And you do it so, so well!

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  24. That jacket is beautiful and I love your curls! Absolutely perfect!

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  25. omg stunning, you did a great job and you really suit the pattern, fantastic!

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  26. Oh wow, I think I can honestly say you've outdone yourself with this one! You look stunning, I love your hair! It's an amazing outfit, I hope you're proud of yourself, and quite rightly so. Personally your fave photo is also mine, a nice mix of old and attitude ;) submit that one.

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  27. I absolutely love the jacket! It's so vintage but modern at the same time, and the buttons are a really nice touch. The background is beautiful, you're so lucky to be in Scotland! Lovely photos!

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  28. Breathtaking! The dress, the jacket, your hair, everything! I love the dramatic photo - the one with the vignette, and I love the black and white one of you coming down the stairs.

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  29. It looks so great on you! This is not a design I'd have thought would be really wearable out and about nowadays, but you certainly pull it off! I think it would be gorgeous as a wedding dress with the top done in an ivory satin.

    I love the b&w back view, but I think the photo that best showcases the dress for the competition is the eighth one down, with you leaning back against the wall.

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  30. Beautiful outfit and hair! I really enjoyed the photos, too.

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  31. Oh Debi I nearly wept when I saw these pics they're absolutely stunning. You've surpassed yourself, the dress and jacket are just beautiful. My favourite one of the dress is 2nd to last and my favourite one of you is the final one - you look gorgeous in it. As Karen said, you should feel very proud of yourself. x

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  32. WOW, what a work of art! And the photos are incredible! My favourite is the second picture!

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  33. Oh WOW. STUNNING! One of my favorites that you've ever made. ...I must guiltily admit that as great as this look is, I want so badly to borrow the jacket and style it super-modern with short shorts or something.

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  34. You look absolutely stunning. I admire your sewing skills. This is probably my favourite piece of your work too. The pictures are amazing. I think you could use any of them, if I had to pick, I'd go for one of the black and white ones or the sort of sephia one. Great outfit Debi. I am loving the hair too.

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  35. Oh. My.

    Debi.

    This is...

    INCREDIBLE!!!!

    x

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  36. The first photo is the best. You look darling.

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  37. jrfwcwiehfwm!!! speechless! amazing! :) first picture is divine! :)all the others are too- but the first shows everything. :)

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  38. This is a great dress. I think it looks even better on you than it does on the pattern envelope.

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  39. OK, you win! Seriously. That outfit is AMAZING. Enter it! Enter it!
    I really need that pattern now!

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  40. Oh it is gorgeous! I love it, well done! As for photos, the last two show off the jacket (evidently the focal point) beautifully. I also like the dated one, the one you mentioned liking looks like its come straight from the pages of a magazine! Good luck with the contest!

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  41. You have created beauty - I am in awe. I have three favorites, second from the top and the last two!

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  42. Oh My! This outfit makes me want to move to Scotland just so I can have a gorgeous misty wood to stroll around.....Well done, you are really getting very good at dressmaking and your outfit choices really suit you. Your hair is great too, hope you enjoy your new home.

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  43. Looooove it! The jacket is absolutely fantastic. I love ALL of your photos! (But the first and last ones are my favourites.) Gorgeous photos, stunning outfit! Well done you!

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  44. Oh, wow! That dress came out great, and so did your pin curls!

    I particularly like the first photo (that has 1933 written on it), and the sassy one with you leaning against a wall. ;)

    Good luck with the contest!

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  45. SQUEEEEE! This dress/jacket is gorgeous! I love ALL the photos, but for the competition maybe crop in the one that is just above the hehehehe one is a great full length one.

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  46. The jacket is simply amazing!! I love the buttons and the sleeve detail. I love the second photo and the last photo - you look sooooo glamourous!

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  47. Amazing! Your hair, the dress, the jacket.....AWESOME!
    So beautiful I'm stunned.

    Any chance we could get a picture of the jacket front before the scarves are done up? I've drooled over that pattern for an age and would love to understand it a bit more.

    I think the last photo is my fav.

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  48. This looks so awesome on you!! A gorgeous design, and your curls look gorgeous too! And now we get the added bonus of seeing glimpses of Edinburgh in your shots!

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  49. thank you everyone for your wonderful comments! I am absolutely blown away!! You are all so supportive! I plan on doing another post that shows the nuts and bolts of the jacket as well!

    xoxoxox

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  50. What can I say that someone else hasn't said already. Now I have to add that to my To Do List, it's just too lovely for words.

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  51. The photos are lovely and you look gorgeous!! And I LOVE the jacket and now want to do one. Not sure I have the skill level yet, though.

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  52. I think this is my favorite thing you've ever made. I love it!

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  53. You've definitely outdone yourself this time, sweetiepie. It's your best work yet on many levels. Well done - you look amazing!
    I'm so proud of you.

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  54. Ohhhh! Absolutely adorable! Great! I think the first picture is the most beautiful and surely you will win the contest Eva Dress. It is impossible not to win with this wonderful suit.

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  55. your jacket is so pretty! i love it! job well done! :-)

    Babi

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  56. Wow, it's beautiful, and you look just fantastic in the dress! Just gorgeous.

    So far as the contest...my favourite photos are the third and second to last.

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  57. Everything about this dress and your look is AMAZING! All of the photos are wonderful - how can you pick just one? My favorite is the sepia toned photo of you leaning against the wall - what a glamour girl you are!

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  58. I'm a little late, but I wanted to tell you that outfit is gorgeous! You look like you just stepped off the set of one of those BBC mysteries set in the 30s that I adore. ;) I'm in awe of the jacket especially--it' so chic! Bravo!!

    ♥ Casey | blog

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  59. WOW that's a stunning jacket, and the whole outfit (including your hair) is gorgeous!

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  60. This is the most amazing outfit ever. EVER.

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  61. OH MY GAAAAD! How did I miss this post?!! I'm seriously swooning here! Exquisite, darling, exquisite!!! Make me one, too?? HEHEH...you are so talented. I just love the colors!

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  62. This outfit is an absolute stunner!! You look beautiful and should be so thrilled with the way this garment turned out. :)

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  63. absolutely WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  64. I have this pattern too and you have utterly inspried me to get on and make it! :) This looks lovely.

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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