Vintage Sewing

Late Party Dress Entry

December 1, 2009

Hey there, everyone. I didn’t make the deadline, but I wanted you to see my party dress anyway. Oh, and congratulations to Kristy.

Here is my party dress below:

I made this using Simplicity 6024, a 1973 pattern. It turned out to be a real bear because I didn’t pay real close attention to the measurements; so I’m having some fitting issues. It won’t close in the back, and I added a section underneath the bust area so it would fit properly in that area. I self drafted the pattern pieces. I still need to figure out what to do to make it fit in the waist before I put the zipper in. And I still need to hem it. I am letting it hang for 24 hours before I put the hem in. Oh, and I added a few inches to the length. It won’t look as long as it is now, though, once I hem it. It will probably be an inch or two below the knee. When I get this train wreck fixed, I will do a proper photo shoot for you.

In the meantime, you can go to my sewing blog to see some fun pictures of my photo shoot in the country modeling a skirt that I made. And while you’re at it, enter my giveaway. I am doing a giveaway December 2nd through the morning of the 7th in conjunction with Sew Mama Sew. I am doing a giveaway on my art blog as well. And my daughter is having one, too, on her sewing blog. Really good prizes. Good luck.

Sneak peak of the country skirt:

  1. Hi Trudy, I've got the same pattern (in the same size) that I intend to make in a black silk satin, and I'd really like to read more about your fitting issue: how does it come?
    Because as I'm currently unable to draft another piece to add, well, I should better choose another pattern even before I purchase the fabric for this one…
    Good luck with it, I'm eager to see the result!

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