I decided to break out of the my usual mid-century sewing and try something from the 1930′s. This pattern was a free download from Sew Vera Venus; after a bit of tweaking with the fit, it went together like a dream.
Here’s some details:
I used a light cotton with berries and flowers on a black and white gingham background, perfect for summer:
The sleeves are super floaty and cut as a large circle. I couldn’t get it across in the photos, though; this is the best I could do:
The skirt is cut on the bias, with a flared piece attached at the bottom. The dress moves and drapes with you, making it feel very dreamy and romantic! I didn’t want to ruin it all with a horrible zip, so I decided to use a side button placket. I even managed to find some little mother of pearl flowers that matched the fabric:
And it’s all finished off at the back with a little belt, which I just tied in a simple bow:
And that’s it! One final look, and I’ll see you soon!