Pattern: Simplicity 4637
Junior Misses’ and Misses’ One-Piece Dress, Bodice has low cut neckline and short kimono sleeves. Skirt is gathered at waist. View 1 has bias trim on neck and skirt with bows accenting left side.
Fabric and notions: deep purple suiting (from the stash) I did not want to line the dress just add the facing as the pattern was drafted. Bias binding to finish the sleeve edges and a vintage metal placket zipper.
Construction details on the blog Sew Melodic.
It’s been a while since I posted here.
I made this dress just the other week. A few details:
Pattern: Simplicity 3835 from the 40′s – early in the decade I think, but can’t be sure.
Fabric: Pastel green sheer with white floral flocking – possibly nylon? New Japanese made fabric bought from one of the little shops on Sydney Rd Brunswick.
Notions: A heap of snaps and 3 tiny hook & eyes.
Cost: About $13 – $5 p/m for the fabric – I used just about 2m. Snaps were probably about $3 – they’re so expensive here and I use heaps of them. Need to buy them in bulk from somewhere!
….more details and pics on my blog
you know how sometimes a fabric and a pattern are meant to be together? that’s kinda how i felt a few weeks ago when i went to an estate sale and found these two things
and 4 yards of teal poodles!
i knew i was supposed to make that dress, so i went home, and i did it-
i added on square pockets to the front with buttons from my grandmother’s button collection that i recently inherited. i also opted to make the bows detachable because sometimes i feel like as a freckly, petite, 25 year old with a high pitch voice, i don’t exactly need extra bows to make me look any more not my age… just once, i’d like to not be carded…. once…..
now that i think about it, wearing poofy dresses with poodles on them probably doesn’t help either…..
well, as usual there is more on my blog!