It feels like forever since I last posted on We Sew Retro. Mainly because I haven’t really been sewing vintage patterns the last few months.
However, while going through my UFO pile back in May I came across Simplicity 3580 a vintage shirtwaist dress from the 1960’s.
I started this pattern nearly two years ago now, and never quite came back around to finishing it.
At the time I’d gained some weight and we were in the middle of a move.
Completing a UFO
I was happily surprised when I pulled it out to find that the bodice fit me (yeah weightloss and healthy eating) and that the only thing left on this project was the skirt and the buttons.
Needless to say in one afternoon I managed to complete this project.
I’m so glad I came back to this dress. It is exactly the type of vintage dresses I love. I love shirtdresses of any kind, I love the drape of the sleeves I love the cuff detail and the soft pleats on the skirt.
This dress was not a planned make this spring but I’m so happy I got to it and that I’ve finally finished it. Even better is that this counts as my first Vintage Pledge make of 2018.
To read full details about this dress please be sure to check out my blog http://akramsideas.com/vintage-simplicity-3580/