I sewed this up as a spring break project for myself. The best part is that mine is a petite size, so no adjustments were needed! It is my absolute new favorite pattern. I see many Nancy Drew/sixties dresses in my future. My mom said her mom made herself a lot of outfits like view 3 back in the day. Maybe from this same pattern!
I want your opinion…should I add the button-on belt (View 1)? In what color? Hot pink? White? My next version will be in khaki linen with a belt in tromp l’oeil rattan print.
Pattern: Simplicity 8788, 1970
Fabric: Cotton flannel from Fabricville in Quebec
Notes: The head hole was big enough so that I didn’t need a zipper (hooray!), but the neck facing was too short (boo!) I am SO proud of myself that only one set of stripes didn’t match up and it is under my armpit anyways.
What I Learned: Flannel, in theory is great for a little spring dress because it is warmish but by the time it gets warm enough so that your legs don’t freeze it is too hot for the dress. I really need a pair of white flats. Double-fold hemming with flannel is a bad idea. Major bulkiness issues.