I finally got around to taking pictures of a great many of my vintage dresses that I've made recently (ok, so some are two years old). Posting just after all the pictures of my relatives in vintage dress made sense! I'm planning on an entire 1930s wardrobe for a long Hawaiian cruise I'm taking this Spring, so be prepared for a lot more of this sort of thing.
Late '30s or early '40s in wool plaid. Simplicity 3162.
'30s in a poly suiting material. I based it on Hollywood 832, though I couldn't afford the pattern!
'30s in a sheer wool (the buckle is 19th century). Butterick 7879.
'30s in very light printed cotton. I don't know what pattern this is based on, but I found an image of a torn-up fashion book online that I liked!
Late '30s in some sort of Rayon or Poly. A mail order pattern.
'30s in cotton seersucker. Another mail-order pattern.
'40s in sheer rayon/poly. A well-worn DuBarry pattern.
My reception gown for my wedding. Silver silk lamé with glass beads. Inspired by Ginger Rogers gown in Roberta. And yes, we did do a Astaire/Rogers style first dance.
My wedding gown. Stretch silk charmeuse with a silk velvet Spencer. The buttons are death heads of course! Based on a 1950s gown, but I think it evokes an earlier time as well.
Our "rehearsal" dinner was at a Hawaiian restaurant, so I made up the classic '40s/'50s sarong dress from a cotton batik print. Unfortunately it was below 50* out that night (record cold in Florida that winter). I froze, but I still wore it!