|Boy was my hair still long! |
Sometimes I wish for those long tresses...
I'm not sure what to call it but "the linen 40's dress". I copied the dress out of a 1940's Sears Catalog, and even made the pattern myself! But on with the details, and more pictures!
|Not the best shot, but these were taken months ago, so,|
what can I do about it now?
Just the Facts:
Fabric: 100% Linen from Fabric.com
Pattern: My own, based off of a 1940's dress from Sears.
Year: Late 1940's.
Notions: Zipper-stash, Thread-stash, all of this was so long ago, I can't remember what I needed or used, etc. etc. That's the bother of delaying these posts. :(
The Insides: Finished with Serging, sleeve and skirt hems finished with bias tape.
Hours: With all the fiddling I had with fitting the pattern, and problems with the zipper, I have absolutely NO idea. Maybe 10, 12-ish.
First Worn: To take these pictures, whenever that was, back in May 2012.
Wear again? Ahem, that should be, "Worn again?" because, yes, I did wear it this past summer quite a few times to church.
Make again? That I'm not so sure of... probably not.
Total Cost: Probably around $30.
Cake or Frosting: Definitely frosting.
|pretty little details|
I just love all the little details that I got to put in this dress, from the bias tape finished hem (that was a hong kong finish, mind you, for those who know the term), to the faux pinafore strap at the shoulder, all the way down to the three little buttons on each side of the belt (those were a pain to cover, let me tell you, four words: I had no kit). The dress was quite fiddly to make, but for my first experience with linen, I am pretty satisfied with how it came out. And the linen isn't half as wrinkly as I expected.
What do you all think?
What have you made recently?
Have you ever made covered buttons without a kit?
The Middle Sister and Singer