Friday, September 21, 2012

Mauve Madness IV (Almost Done!)

It’s been a slow sewing week. I managed to finish this dress, but only after working on it every day, bit by bit.
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This print is really the only fabric in the whole collection that has “Fall” colors, since it’s darker and has some browns and greens mixed in.
Cotton voile, a good choice for Phoenix where the transition from Summer to Fall is conceptual rather than climatic.

Another 1940’s shirt dress. This one buttons all the way down the front, rather than using the side closure that many similar styles have.
Lots of inspiration on this one pattern! How about those pockets on View 1? And I would love to do something along the lines of the beautiful saddle stitching in View 2 if I thought my hand stitching was up to it.
For this fabric  I thought that the little bitty view 3 was perfect.

It’s interesting that many vintage dress patterns include the matching belt. I don’t think that’s as common in modern patterns.
I intended to make a self-fabric belt for this dress, but decided instead to go with this dark purple one I found in my closet.
A few changes to the pattern:
  • I added a couple of inches to the skirt length.
  • I added interfacing to the collar and front facing. 
  • I lined both the bodice and skirt.
Now I just have a couple of separates to finish and the collection will be done!


1 comment:

  1. Oh, very nice combination of colours! I love those plummy shades. Gorgeous sakura type print too.

    A shirt dress is on my notional long-term list of garments I'd like to make for myself.