Hi everybody! I’m back with another dress. While I’m usually the flared skirt type of girl, I wanted to try sewing something else this time, taking into consideration that Autumn is coming. Actually, the day I made this dress, the Autumn came in her full gloomy glory. So that was a very timely sew!
Sewing this one was surprisingly easy and quick. It only took one day or 12 hours from copying the pattern to making the last stitch on the hem. I had the pattern from a vintage German magazine called Neuer Schnitt, issue 8/1963. Here’s the photo of the original deisgn.
When I was first looking through the bunch of these magazines that I had, I dismissed any type of garment that wasn’t what I’m usually into but then, after more careful reading, I’ve found a multitude of different patterns that I loved and wanted to give them a try. I really liked the kimono sleeves and loved the inverted collar detail in this one. I’d had a fabric perfect for this type of dress: a nice, warm and soft cotton in a sort of greyish or beige-ish colour. The sewing started right away.
Easy! And lovely. And highly practical, I believe, what with the colour and the warm fabric. My only concern is that I’m not sure if the skirt isn’t a bit too wide. It IS the shape that was given by the pattern but I’m not sure it’s flattering. It’s something between A-line and pencil. What do you think? Should I make it more pencil-like?
If you’d like to see a few more photos of the dress, details included, head over to the adequate post on my blog.