SIMPLICITY 5953 c. 1960
This pattern would look great in a block bold colour. From top clockwise: Cream silk dupion, plum sheer striped silk, green linen, blue linen, baby pink cotton lycra blend.
My favourite view-fabric combination is probably this purple silk (above) with view 2 (below).
And here’s all the pattern pieces carefully noted so you know what you’re getting yourself into
Oops I did it again…
Green linen and yellow crepe de chine. I have two different projects lined up for these two.
So sorry, promise to never use song lyrics in a blog again.
Here’s a photo journey of the Blue Dress (here’s where we left off from):
I sewed the facings to the bodice:
I pinked the edges around the arm and neck holes:
I finished the side seams:
Shortened the straps by about 3 cms:
And slip stitched the facing down:
I folded and pressed 1cm, then folded and pressed an 8cm hem.
Pinked some more:
Sewed the hem down:
And then the dress was finished:
HOPE YOU LIKE IT SISTER 🙂
So… not a great deal of progress has been made since my last post about the blue dress I’m making for my sister’s birthday.
I have pinned the pieces to the linen and measures 1/4 inch around the side seams as I needed one inch added to the bust and waist.
Please excuse the hideous retro carpet in our flat.
I then pinned the pattern to the lining and added one inch around the edges. I was intending to finish the seams in the same way as Did You Make That? did here (such a smart way to finish). Unfortunately, I only remembered about this on the bodice front and clean forgot when I was cutting the pieces for the back! *cries*
Undeterred I ploughed on, basting the lining and the linen together using a long stitch:
Now to put the darts in and join at the sides
How’s your project going?