I’ve been tracking my progress developing some Tried and True patterns at my blog, and wanted to stop in here and show off my awesome dress
Its a modern pattern (a seriously reworked Butterick 4386) and Alexander Henry Fabric, but in a classic 1950s-60s “housewife” day dress shape, which I love. My hope is to find a pattern in this shape to perfect (next up, Butterick 2444) and then focus on fabric and embellishment to make several easy dresses.
To increase the vintage look, I’d need to get a crinoline!! Any suggestions for good ones that aren’t too costumey/poofy?
I did my first handpicked zipper, taking the advice of Gertie. I’m pretty proud of it!
More about it here.
Y’all offer fabulous advice –any thoughts?