I just love this pattern. The sleeves are just right, the bodice is roomy but too roomy, the collar is easy to sew, and it’s pretty easy and fast to put together. I used a vintag Peter Pan cotton fabric I snagged from an estate sale for $2. The buttons are vintage too. I picked them up in a little antique store for about $0.15. They are a heavy plastic, almost like Bakelite but I don’t know if buttons were commonly made from that.
I didn’t do much to alter the pattern. I added a bit to the bodice length and shortened the bust darts by maybe half an inch. I used an old tablecloth scrap for the collar and quilting bias binding for the cuffs. I shortened the hem to just above the knee caps and omitted the pockets (which I regret). I used French seams on everything but the skirt to bodice joining. I covered that bit with seam binding. It was pretty uneventful but a great closet staple. I love that it’s a vague pink too, like a dusty rose. I feel pink makes me look too young so I like to work it in in a print.
On a completly unrelated note, I scored three great 1940s
“mommy and me patterns” from a recent barn sale trip. Should I do matching dresses or do a contrasting them?