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Simplicity 9969

I offer you another finished frock – a “costume” pattern reproduction of the dress style worn by WWII torch singers.

It was an easy pattern to put together, with only a small adjustment to the waist, and gives a very flattering silhouette.  The fabric is some type of medium weight (vintage – not sure how vintage) cotton, which did not become terribly wrinkled when worn for the whole day – YAY!

The photo doesn’t really do justice to the details in the garment, such as the frills on the right hip, and bias cut front drape.  The skirt is slightly a-line, and the bodice features kimono sleeves and sweetheart neckline.

I am so happy with how it turned out, and will be making another with longer sleeves, just in time for our winter.

As always…more info here x x x

About the author: I live in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

{ 2 comments… add one }
  • Always Alice April 29, 2012, 12:46 pm

    I love this! The fabric looks like a happy garden at midnight. And I’m madly in love with kimono sleeves.

  • tina vines May 2, 2012, 6:09 pm

    Gorgeous! The fabric is wonderful & the fit is so flattering! Wonderful job!

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