Yesterday I finished Style 3109, a shift dress from 1971:
I used some charcoal tweed from stash, and I just had enough to squeeze View B out minus the facings, so I cut them in a fine black wool instead. The tweed is a wool/silk and is so very soft, you could probably wear it next to the skin.
I love the cut of this dress, the neckline and armholes are perfect, and the back has only a CB seam with no darts but sits perfectly. The only alteration I did was to take in the bodice side seams above the waist 1cm on each side, and a 1cm sway back adjustment. The pattern is actually a half-size, but that was great for me because I’m short waisted.
It is winter here – do I look cold enough?! However the sun did come out and made some cool grapevine shadows, and elbow shadows:
Then things got a bit scary-movie-like!:
But I did catch a close up of the buttons and half belt:
Speaking of buttons, I will probably change these square ones for round ones in a larger size – this was the only set of six I had. Because I am still uncertain of the size I haven’t yet buttonholed the belt, I just sewed it all together to rush you these very important photos. I could get the dress on alright, but do you think I could darned well get it off?!?!
Anyway, here is the square 30L buttons compared with some 40L on the R – does everyone agree that this size looks better before I make my big investment?!