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1940s Fashion – Evening Frock to Day Frock !

By Glamourdaze @GlamourdazeBlog

Wartime utility fashion advice from Pathe 1943 –

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Fashion expert Anne Edwards shows us how !

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That old dance frock is just a waste of good material in wartime. Lets cut the skirt to a daytime length.

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Out of the piece of material you cut off, you get the yoke and sleeves for your new frock. make yourself a paper pattern for the yoke and use an old dress pattern for the sleeve.

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Pin the straight of the patterns on to the straight of the material and cut out.

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Make up the yoke and sew it into the neck.

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Then pin it on to the skirt, ready for sewing.

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Now sew in the sleeves and shoulder pads. Then stitch a piece of ribbon or braid to cover the seam joining your new yoke to the frock.

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And there you are. The dance frock that was idling in the wardrobe is now a day frock doing a war job !

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And it goes nicely with a turban !

That’s all !
Text©Glamourdaze 2016
Watch the original Pathe Film – Evening And Day Frock Issue


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