|My trusty, ol' Simplicity 2147. I've made more than a dozen of these.|
I'd been eyeing the Simplicity 1950's vintage remake pattern for some time online, but always brushed it off as not-the-sort-of-dress-I'd-make. It has no pockets and has darts for heaven's sake. My only previous attempt at darts went terribly. So terribly the dress remained less than half-made and squirreled away in the sewing room closet for the last couple of years. I don't think I've ever made a dress without pockets before, except that Little House Halloween costume, which I don't even count as one of my dresses, since it hasn't migrated into everyday wear. The 1459's full skirt is lined, which intrigued and intimidated me. The few skirts/dresses which I own that are lined are quite nice. The drape and flow is lovely, even with leggings underneath. But, it wasn't something I'd ever tried before. There were button holes and a fabric belt to make, too! Lots of new or almost-new territory for me.
sewing retreat I attended with my moms (my mom and Matt's mom) and some friends. It turned out very well. I adore the full skirt, especially. Oh, how it twirls!! I cannot wait to go dancing.