Dress with cap sleeves and shoulder pads. Sewn or purchased belt. View A with collar and v-neckline. View B with bow closure.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
when i got this pattern, i was ready to try for one of the iconic (to me) bias-cut chevron bodices, so the timing was right. also, i love the flare of the bias-cut skirt. there’s nothing else that flows like it.
liberty of london tana lawn “purple chris” from purl soho, NYC
mystery fabric “microfiber suiting” in navy from paron annex, NYC
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
this is not my exact pattern. my exact pattern had cuffs on the cap sleeve for more drama (which i decided i didn’t like) and a higher neckline (which i didn’t have enough fabric to accommodate). also, i shortened the skirt because i’m more comfortable with the shorter length. my version also has wasitline pleats instead of gathers, which i think are a fun change.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
although this project spent more than 6 months in “area 51” until i got all the bits and pieces taken care of, the pattern is great and this design is a great way to play with 40s fashion.
great pattern, fun (not perfect) dress. it’s a good day.
also, full story of the 6+ months this simple beauty spent UFO: puu’s door of time