Monday, May 19, 2008

Marian Martin 9768


As you know, I have a love of all (most) things vintage. I am always looking for really great dresses from the 40's. When and if I am successful, I find sizing a real issue (who were these tiny people?). So...my summer plan is to make some 1940 dresses from vintage patterns, and to share the process here. I am taking a bold leap assuming that you love dresses/40's/talking about dresses.

This pattern is a Marian Martin mail order. I tried and failed to find a date for this one. I am guessing early 40's. The only modification to the pattern was the addition of rick-rack. I found the neckline a little tough. The instructions on these early patterns are a little sketchy sometimes. I did not use the iron on provided for the embroidery detail, although it was still in the envelope. I will probably make this again, with the flowers.


4 comments:

Rhian said...

The dress is beautiful! I have some vintage dress patterns myself, and I hope to make them up over the summer. I like the addition of the rick-rack very much. Good luck with your other dressmaking endeavours. (I found your blog through Sew Retro, by the way!)

Tracy said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to see it with the flowers!

The Vintage Housewife... said...

OOOH LIL' DARLIN THIS DRESS IS TO DIE FOR!! I AM A VINTAGE DRESS WEARIN HONEY...40'S & 50'S ...AND AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS SWEET LIL' NUMBER!! YOU ARE SUCH A LUCKY GAL...STOP BY SOME TIME! CAT

Bonnie said...

I'm not sure where I found your blog, I think off of sewretro. I haven't sewn clothing in years, but I am a mega-quilter. I love dresses, skirts and vintage clothes from the 40's & 50's....I love what you've shown!

I'm more comfortable in a dress or an skirt than I ever could be in pants or shorts in the summer!

Happy 4th of July
Bonnie in NC