|VERY EASY VOGUE 8764|
|VOGUE VERY EASY OPTIONS 8413|
There's not much I would change about either of the dresses. Both were comfortable - I'm so in love with the ponte roma knit. Hope you are not tired of me talking about it yet, but there's a lot of it in my sewing future. It will be the topic of a few more posts to go. I even did a little research on it yesterday and will let you know what I learned in a later post.
This week's sewing project is yet another dress. This time something a bit vintage as the pattern dates back to 1969.
|PHOTO COURTESY OF: McCall's of course and ZipZapKap Esty Shop|
I found this pattern back during the summer at the antique/real junk store that Ebony introduced me to several years ago. It was instant love mainly because it reminded me a lot of the dresses I use to wear back in high school. I've been feeling a bit retro-ish lately dreaming of A-lined dresses made in knit. I'll be making the long sleeved teal version.
I started working on grading my size 14 pattern back in September, but choked when I found the pattern piece that particularly attracted me to the pattern in the first place (the side bodice inset that creates the princess dart detail) was missing. Actually I was T-ed off (one of the down sides of buying used patterns)! This weekend I finally Cowgirled up and braved drafting the missing pattern piece - which really wasn't hard at all.
I worked up a quick and dirty markup on Saturday, and cut my fashion fabric yesterday while visiting with my baby girl. Here's a picture of the proposed fabric - that's right - another ponte roma knit. How good does it get!
This dress will be a substitute for #1 (the color blocked dress) on my Fall Hit list. You know it's a girl's prerogative to change her mind - right???