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Subversive Femme
vintage hawaiian pake muu rayon dress reproduction

Finished: Hawaiian Holiday Dress

At the Viva Las Vegas car show last year I spotted someone wearing a gorgeous vintage dress – similar to a pake muu, but with shorter sleeves and knew I had to recreate it!

The base pattern is Simplicity 8244 (a repro from 1954) that I’ve made many times. I used a standard pake muu sleeve cut much shorter, and the red contrast is just a cuff.

I also made a red contrast sash, and used a red frog closure.

The rayon fabric is a repro of a true vintage fabric (I think it’s a Catalina), covered in travel labels. I found it on eBay a while ago.

Overall, I’m so happy with it!!!! The fabric is gorgeous and the fit is perfect. I can’t wait to wear it to Viva next year!

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Beth
    April 6, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    Gorgeous! I needed that burst of sunshine and sass.

  • Reply
    Cynthia
    April 12, 2020 at 6:02 am

    it looks great! and the red accents definitely pick up the red in the fabric.

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