This was one of those projects that scared me a bit, and was on the go for ages….But it’s a much loved dress now!
This dress is the first vintage couturier pattern I have completed, it is so lovely and elegant, it is also my first vintage sewing project using a 40s pattern. So, despite sewing for a few years now, lots of firsts!
I enjoyed wearing this with some of my favourite vintage accessories, a fascinator with a net, earrings, kid gloves that were my nana’s.
And some lovely 40s shoes!
Overall, this pattern was fairly straight forward to make, I talk about some of the challenges over on my blog post about this project, including concerns about the fabric choice (curtain fabric, which just felt so right for this…..) and having to baste and check those lovely draped folds at the front.
While there were some challenges, this dress exceeded my expectations! I enjoy wearing it soo much. And I can’t wait to make another one..or two.
I have photos coming up soon of another one of my vintage vogue jump suits. After making this dress, I decided that the bodice from this pattern would team up perfectly with the pants from my go-to 60s jumpsuit pattern…
On the go…