Sunday, July 31, 2016

Historical Sew Monthly Challenge #6 - Travel

June – Travel – make a garment for travelling, or inspired by travel.

What fun!  As I will be travelling in August to the Art Deco Festival on the Queen Mary, I will need clothing that is light for both the suitcase and the climate.  The Pattern Retrospective, A Division of, D30-6051 1930 Dress and fabric purchased in the Fabric District during the 2015 Costume College Fabric Safari are perfect!

The pattern comes in multiple sizes and options for collar and sleeves.  To keep my frock cool for the Double Decker Bus Tour in August, I chose the simple sleeveless style with the shoulder bands.

The overlapping upper and lower front pieces are simple.  I turned and pressed the seam allowance on the upper piece, aligned the edges, and topstitched in place.

Upper portion of dress front on lower side of photo.
The shoulder bands and ties are made separately and the markings on the pattern are easy to follow for placement.  I also covered two buttons for the points on both the front and back center.

Bias strips cut from the fabric for facing the armholes and neckline.

Very little machine sewing, some handstitching to finish the facings and hem and this little beauty is ready!

A straw cloche with added pop of olive green flower, olive green sandals, a straw handbag, and a travel case, and I'm ready to travel to California!

Historical Sew Monthly

What It Is:  Deco Frock
The Challenge:  #6 Travel
Fabric:  Rayon
Pattern:  EvaDress D30-6051
Year:  1930
Notions:  Thread, button blanks
How historically accurate is it?  From an original McCalls pattern.
Hours To Complete:  4 hours
First Worn:  Art Deco Festival on The Queen Mary August 2016
Total Cost:  $17.00


  1. How pretty!! It looks perfect for hot weather :)

    1. Thank you, Crystal! It is so light I see a few more in my future!

  2. Looks so cool and comfy...I need one for here in AZ! :)