We’ve been having this weird winter and it’s been neither freezing, nor warm, but overally gloomy. No sun in your skies? Make yourself a spring-y dress, I say!
I made this dress based on a pattern that I’d found in a fashion/sewing magazine from 1969. It was a rather straightforward shift dress and I only needed to alter the neckline which was too narrow, and to add darts in the back for better fit. Otherwise, it’s just two french darts in the front. I needed a simple pattern like this to show off the incredible print of the fabric that I used. It is a thick and stiff curtain cotton –my favorite kind! I admit to feeling very awkward in sheer and delicate fabrics, as if I could destroy them by chance. No way to destroy this sturdy box of a dress! I’m also happy with facings that I drafted by myself and bound with a bias tape. The hem is hand sewn with an invisible stitch for an elegant finish.
For the pattern, photos and more notes on sewing, please visit my blog.