Dottie Doodle

Why hello! I’ve been enjoying reading all your posts for a while, and thought it was time to write my first one.

I was lucky enough to be given a stash of vintage patterns recently. They are all too small, so my first task was learning how to grade up.

I chose the yellow dress from this Simplicity pattern for my first attempt.  I left off the facings and neck bands (which need a plain fabric to do them justice, and lined the bodice instead.

The fabric is a black flowered cotton which I bought at a vintage fabric fair.

I am delighted with the result. It’s such a flattering and comfortable dress and I’ve had lots of compliments (always good!).

I love the back!  I cut it a little wider and deeper than the pattern as this is a summer dress.

These pictures are taken on holiday in Corfu and there are more details on my blog.

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