Trestain has written an amazing fabric guide based on color. This reference book belongs in the personal collection of anyone interested in dating quilts and clothing. 🙂 I am soooo in love with the color, the softness of the fabric, and the delicate way it hangs off the dress form!I knew that I wanted to create a 1940’s dress for this month’s sewing post, however I wasn’t sure what to do.If you know an approximate date of a piece, you can turn to that section and compare the swatches to your fabric.
The samples represent fabrics made in the Americas from 1800 to 1960.You can also use our Wish List to save products from your cart that you "wish" to buy later.So next time you login, your shopping is already done!Here is the pattern that I created for the dress: While I did do some minor tweaking to the waist line, in addition to a gather, I was very pleased with the final product! I just now realized that the one sleeve is all wonky in this picture….sigh!! For those of you who like to buy quilts at on-line auctions I thought I would give a bit of advice.