It’s amazing how quickly I can rustle up a dress when I need to. Just a question of the right pattern, the right fabric and no serious fitting issues.
I’m not sure if this pattern is 50s or 60s but its a pretty simple shift dress all the same and works just as well 50-60 years on.
Rather a lot of ease was a good thing as far as waist and hip was concerned but I did have to take a bit of bagginess out of the bust. Next time round, with a bit more time on hands, I’ll grade it properly.
It’s not lined but then the fabric is a great mid-weight cotton with a bit of stretch so there’s no need. The neck and armscyes are faced and I made sure to understitch so the facing lies super flat. I overlocked the seams which isn’t very authentic, I know, but I did hand-stitch a 2 1/4 inch hem.
Feels so good to wear a dress out in the evening of the day that you made it!
More about that over at ooobop