Some of you who follow me on Instagram may have noticed that a ‘few’ vintage patterns have ‘fallen’ through my letterbox recently and this has given me the perfect excuse to make a Christmas party dress. 🙂
This dress is right up my street – it has everything; drawstring shoulders, ruched bodice and a twirly skirt! As soon as it arrived, I knew that it was destined to be made with this beautiful viscose that I purchased from the Fabric Godmother open day a little while ago.
I made the dress straight out of the packet and made no fiddly alterations. I took 4 inches off at the hem (this length suits me better) and I also added an invisible zip in the side bodice rather than faffing around with a placket! Well, if the ladies in the 1950’s had a choice I’m sure they would have gone for a zip too! 😉
The dress was fairly straightforward to make and although the drawstring shoulders took a little while to complete, the fabric was a dream to sew with. It has a lovely drape, feels really soft and needs very little in the way of ironing. This is an ex-designer fabric with a print from the vintage archives, so it had to be made into a vintage dress!
Here’s a couple of close ups:
So that’s another Vintage Pattern Pledge completed and in perfect time for the Christmas parties!
Until next time…