As mentioned in my recent Autumn Apron post, here is a post dedicated to my Thanksgiving dress. I used McCalls 6473 from 1962 – it’s been in the pattern stash for years and I’d always been curious to try it.
I used a piece of burnt orange/rust silk dupioni that was also from stash that I’ve been itching to use because I think it’s just so beautiful. It’s also a really smooth dupioni, it would even be quite smooth for a shantung.
Even though I ran into a couple of little hiccups (detailed in my blog post) and might do a couple of things differently if I make this again (I’m feeling pretty keen right now to try it in wool for winter!) I really enjoyed making this and am very pleased with how it turned out. I’m really liking the crossover detail on the front – and the opportunity it provides to use BIG buttons! lol I think in my next version I’ll tweak the pattern a bit so as to accommodate even BIGGER buttons, heehee!
I did actually cook a whole Thanksgiving dinner while wearing this dress, and everything was fine thanks to my trust new apron. I love when I can make a special dress/outfit for holidays, it just makes me feel all the more festive, somehow.
More photos and info on my blog. I hope you’ll stop by!