Been a bit of busy sewing bee the last week, 2 skirts and a dress done … which I believe covers each decade of 1950-70!
First up a Butterick a line skirt with ties for a faux wraparound. I left out all the top-stitching on the waistband and brought the ties round to the front as it’s more my thing. But I am very happy with this. It is vintage polyester material from ebay (UK).
And to finish, a McCalls dress.
The fabric is a pink crimpoline (cos what else would you make a mod dress from?!) which is from *cough*addict*cough* ebay. And whilst I am pretty darn proud of my construction of it, I do not like it on me. From the side my boobs look huge, which they probably are, but for some reason cleavage is okay but huge side profile lumps aren’t!
I have made enough of this type of dress to know it just doesn’t work on me, and thanks to the person (names are not my forte I’m afraid) who suggested cutting on the bias but I think I shall stick to dresses with a bodice and skirt now. I am thinking of putting this up on Etsy …anyone know if that’s a good idea?
Well I attempted to make this a short-ish post but please click on the various links for detail pictures and make the pictures themselves larger if you like. I’m off on my summer hols for two weeks and look foreword to catching up with this group on my return 🙂
P.S apologies for the mysterious font changes, blogger seems to dislike me atm.