- Do you remember that upcycle contest I won a while back? Well, I won a gift certificate to a site called oldpatterns.com. It was a very enjoyable experience picking out some vintage patterns to try!
- I just loved this one shown above. It sort of reminds me a flight attendants dress. The slight A-line shape with the front pleat and of course the collar drew me to this pattern right away!
Here is my version of view 1. Short sleeves that I had to cut on the bias due to my limited fabric. This fabric has been in my stash since last summer. This was a purchase I made when Hancock's was still in business. I am still in mourning over that loss.
I only made a swayback and sloping shoulder adjustment. This pattern is a size 16 for a full bust of 38 and might I say, this fits really well? I didn't even muslin it but did tissue fit it to find out if I need an FBA. Turns out, I did not!
Those buttons are purely for asthetics. I debated whether to use them or not. These are a cobalt blue and while they are fine, I am not sure they truly work.
I am so thrilled with the overall fit of this dress and the floral print of my linen.
Look at the back! If I do say so myself, I think that fits very well and my zipper application is pretty darn good!
I have several other patterns to try that are also vintage. I really enjoyed sewing this one! DH likes it as well but not the buttons. Maybe I should remove them?
Thanks for reading!