janetheclerk

current project: mccalls 5777 from 1961

In 50s clothing, clothing, current project on 21 October, 2010 at 9:45 pm

a friend of mine routinely clears out things she doesn’t use. i don’t grasp this concept at all, but happily, i’m the recipient of some of the things, such as this pattern. i love this style of dress, especially as it can be made up as an evening dress, but also as a day dress when made in cotton with a collar detail. now, the pattern’s a bit small (not sure i ever had a 33″ bust, never mind a 20something” waist), and it doesn’t have the skirt pattern pieces for the four-gore gathered skirt. no worries, this is the easy pattern piece to make.

i love the kimono style sleeve as it is just that much looser and more comfortable, but most of all, i love the neckline. it’s like a grown up baby-doll neckline. i might make my pattern a bit deeper on the cleavage, but that’s just me. i’m very excited about making this dress, i’m going to make a test one out of cheap fabric, and will then take my time choosing just the perfect one for the final product.

i’ll make the slimline version when my winter weight has gone to wherever winter weight goes . . .

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