I've noticed most of my 'Sewing Projects' posts have been of garments I've not been all that excited about so today I thought I'd show you one of my favourite dresses. It's made from Vogue 5659, undated but circa 1940s and, as promised, it was easy to make.
The fabric was something I had in my stash, grape & white Koshibo (?) print from Spotlight. When I bought it I had no particular project in mind but at $3 p/metre it was too good a bargain to pass up. The fabric turned out to be a dream to sew, no puckering and no fraying, so I only had to use the pinking shears on the seams. It's also a really nice summer weight material and falls beautifully.
In our house this dress is referred to as 'Lotsadots'. Mdublm made some offensive comments while I was cutting it out and unfortunately the name stuck. Me, I love this dress no matter what it gets called. When I wear it I feel like I've stepped right out of the 40s and it makes me 'swish' when I walk. Exactly what you want in a dress.
|Swishing in the backyard on a summer's evening.|