I'm not quite sure what to make of this dress! It's my first attempt at a vintage pattern and I have to say... it was SUPER easy and pretty fun to make. I'm now in love with bias tape! (Kinda pathetic, huh?)
I had illusions of the perfect little vintage dress, wearing it with an adorable vintage apron (that I would have to make, but would love to do so) and taking a pot roast (which I don't eat because I don't eat beef) out of the oven as my husband comes home from work... think Leave it to Beaver! That's not exactly what I got as I started making this dress!
I think the dress is adorable, but there are several flaws with my fabric choice and the pattern grading for my body type.
Fabric: Lightweight Broadcloth from Joann's - On sale for $2.99/yd. (+7 yds of black bias tape)
Looking back, I would have chosen a much stiffer, heavier-weight fabric if I had realized how much the design would rely on the draping of the fabric. On the mannequin, you really cannot tell, but the fabric under the arm and bust line would lay much better and provide more movement if it was of heavier weight.
Time to Complete: 2 hours - SUPER EASY
Yeah/Nay: Maybe, but probably not - If I do find some motivation to make this again, I will definitely go for heavier-weight material; perhaps in a print!
(so sorry, but my photographer, aka husband, is out of town this week so you have to settle for me and my dress form!)
UPDATE::: This pattern is available for Sale!! StudioPVintageSewing.com