3 3/4 to be precise! I saw this fabric at the shop and bought the bolt because I thought I liked it more than I did. With my hair color I can’t go wrong with navy anyhow!
Well, I made four frocks with the first several yards for custom orders (and they loved them, boy did they!) and with the rest of it I decided to make myself a couple of “practice” articles with patterns that I drafted. The first one I made was the shirtwaist that only took me an hour to draft and a couple of hours to make. It has buttons going down the entire front (a feature that I’ve always loved and shall never tire of ). I made plenty of gathers at the shoulders to apparently broaden them and make the waist look more narrow. A great success, I look rather splendid in it (if I might say).
The second frock is a maternity frock seeing as I am now nearly six months along. No, I’m not going to model either of them. I made some bias and put it on the front going around the back. It actually does open in the front where the button is. This was a fun change to the typical left side closure.
I must say though that this one I did not design and draft, it was a pattern for a house frock I’ve had for quite some time.
Thanks for having a look! -Krystle! 1930slife.blogspot.com