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Rayon will shrink if washed and dried like cottons. (Ask me how I know.) But it has a lovely drape and swish and is very cool. My preferred way to use it is in a swishy skirt instead of something that should be a crisp construction. This is a lovely pattern. Do try it again in something with a little more body. I think you'll really like it.


I would say: don't give up on this pattern yet, it needs some alterations but is not bad: first thing I noticed: the bust dart is way too high on you, it needs to be lowered. Secondly: the collar looks "off" in the side view, not from the front view though. That might be just the fabric. I think this would be lovely in a fabric that is a little "stiffer", rayon might be too flowy.

Lastly: I greatly admire all your work, so please don't be offended by my comment. you have a lovely blog and I enjoy all your vintage clothing you make!

Love from Canada


I think this is a lively dress. You did an outstanding job on it. I have an affinity for 1940s styles, and would like to see you construct more dresses.

Cora Casey

Vintage fashion is a delightful time machine that transports us to bygone eras, with its nostalgic charm and timeless appeal. It's a treasure trove of unique pieces that breathe new life into modern wardrobes, adding character and a touch of history to our personal style.

Such a nice Blog!!!

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