There is something so fabulous yet terrifying when sewing with plaid. Even more so when said plaid is 100% silk! But when everything comes together, it’s worth it!
Yay for plaid! One trick to using plaid is to find a pattern that is going to work well with plaid. One easy way to know a pattern is good for plaids is to find a pattern illustration with plaid!
So when I found Simplicity 3750 I knew this dress was meant to be!
I made this dress to wear to an annual costuming convention called Costume College. Three other ladies made dresses from the same fabric from different periods. From left to right, it’s Regency, 1860s (think Civil War), 1869/1870 (which is a transitional period between Civil War and Bustle with an elliptical hoop) and 1950s. I know the other dresses are earlier than usual for We Sew Retro but I couldn’t help sharing the plaid fabulousness!
I had such fun making this dress even though I doubt my life will have too many events that will call for such a blod, silk dress but at least since it’s pink and green, I won’t have to make a new Christmas dress this year!