I have had this Vintage Simplicity pattern for a very long time. I am sure it is at least 20 years old or close to it. How do I know? It calls for shoulder pads!!! LOL, I didn't include them in my finished version, and honestly, I'm not sure I will be keeping the dress. It is a lot of print and feels old-fashioned, not vintage. Ah well, you live and learn. I have always admired this pattern, so I am glad I made it regardless. Perhaps in a different print it would be a winner.
As you can see, the dress has flutter sleeves, the option of a straight skirt or flared skirt (I made view 2 with the flared skirt), pullover styling with a center back button and loop closure, and elastic encased in the waistband. The waist tie is sewn into the waist seam. I changed a couple of things in the design. I made the neck wider and finished it with self-fabric bias binding instead of facing. I made the dress out of rayon purchased from Fashion Fabrics Club. I was attracted to the print, because I thought it looked a little "art deco", and I was thinking it would look nice with the antique necklace I am wearing.
Without further ado, here is the final dress with some close-up shots of the details. If you are interested in making the dress, beware, because it requires an amazing amount of fabric due to the skirt flare, (4 5/8 - 5 7/8 yds.).
|Waist Tie Detail|
|Self-Fabric Bias Binding on Neckline|
Narrow Hem on Sleeves and Dress
|Button and Loop Closure|
In other Maui news, the fair is this weekend! We took our boys on Thursday night. It was a humid drizzly evening, but we had lots of fun. Here are a couple of photos. As you can see, I do wear my creations!
|Kwik Sew 3533|