Friday, January 11, 2019

McCall 3824: The Teal Birthday Dress

This is the quintessential 1940 McCall dress in my opinion. It has all my favourite early 40's features: gathers, flattering waistline, flowy skirt, gathered sleeves, etc.

This dress is from View A. The bodice yoke is in one piece and the skirt and bodice top gathered into it. Quite an ingenious design.

Here's a close-up of the style, I just adore it:

How about a cheeky pin-up photo :)

I made the dress from a teal wool crepe fabric that I got at Edinburgh Fabrics and it's the perfect weight (though not exactly washing machine friendly).  And hey, I match the furniture :)

I want to make this pattern a thousand times over in other fabrics and prints!  Maybe I'll try and make a hat to go with it!

Photography: Tigz Rice
Shoes: Baitfootwear



  1. You might make a 1940 hat with a flower/flowers. Perhaps a small hat suitable for "after five", since wool crepe is appropriate at any hour.

  2. I love this dress. Beautiful. It suits you so well. The cut and the colour are so striking. The waist detail makes it something special.


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