So the pattern I decided to sew up, was of course the lovely yoked dress from 1947.
I have other nice dress patterns in my stash, but I wanted something not collared or shirtwaisted, nor evening/party-esqe. Or very summery. Winter is fast approaching over here in Norway-land, and I know I will want to wear this piece in near future (if I can pull it off, that is...)
This pattern features three different sleeve options (long, short and 3/4) cuffed or hemmed. Front yoke with topstitching and gathering, jewel neckline, two waist darts and two in the back. Optional pockets. And best of all, button down front, which means no zipper. *happydance*
Went to my local fabric store today just to see if I could make my mind up on what kind of fabric to use for my dress. I spent all of Friday night trawling online shops for some, but came up with nothing. I knew I ideally wanted something in muted plaid, either in browns and mustard, greens or plum-ish. I saw plenty of other fabrics I would gladly hoard for my stash, but decided to slam on the brakes, and ONLY buy what i needed. Hence, no online shopping. *sulk*
The store had several options on 100% cottons, but nothing that really turned me on, so to speak. But suddenly, in a bottom row, there was this nice plum grid over powder pink, light, supersoft "baby corderoy". Perfect for a cosy autumn dress! And best of all, only 33 NOK, or about $5 or £3.50 a yard, which in Norway is about as cheap as cheap gets! I bought six yards along with some powder pink cotton voile for lining.
I am really not sure how the lining will behave along with the other cotton. I fear bunching between layers, but one will not learn, until one tries :) I asked the lady at the store, and she encouraged me to have a go. Easy for her to say. I am the one facing possible public ridicule! If it turns out really stupid, I'll just replace it after the challenge. *smug*
Only thing missing now, is buttons. I am hoping to just stumble over some vintage ones, but if this fails, I have some back-up-options. I am also pondering on whether or not I should do the yoke and cuffs in a contrasting solid. We'll see along the way :)
|I am ready!|
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