Thursday, February 9, 2012

The "Something Blue" Dress

Check out my latest sewing creation on The Sew Weekly!

Fabric: Blue floral cotton print from stash (4 yds.)
Pattern:  Simplicity 4343 (vintage)
Year:  early 1960s
Notions:  Invisible zipper, Hook & eye (all from stash), Double fold bias tape (3 packages!  $3)
Time to complete:  3 hours
First worn:  February 2012
Wear again:  Maybe
Total price:  $3

This is the first dress I've sewn with the vintage patterns I bought.  The fit is off, and the fabric isn't my favorite, but I wanted to just give the pattern a try to see if it was close to my fit.  It's also my first attempt at sleeves and bias tape, both of which were successes this go round!  I'm going to keep practicing (and hopefully buy a dress form to improve fitting) and start making this vintage patterns fit a more modern wardrobe.  I'm also buying a petticoat to go under these full skirts to make them look a little better.

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