Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Sunday Dress: Vintage Simplicity 3749


You've seen this pattern here before; I liked it enough to make it again, this time in a fine pale pink gabardine wool, for Sundays. This time I knew to shorten the bodice before cutting, so the fit is better. Last time I shortened it after constructing the bodice, so the darts were trimmed to a place where they made the waist a little too big. Oh, those unintended consequences!


I just love this fabric, which is very heavy to feel, with lots of body and drape, but is still almost sheer. Once again I enjoyed using pale pink velvet ribbon (a perfect color match!) as a waist stay, and in a place of bias binding to finish the cuffs.


I believe I will make a matching belt.

15 comments:

MamaTee said...

It's beautiful!! Great work! I wish I had your sewing skills. Makes me want to practice though!

mommato4 said...

It is gorgeous!! I would love to have a dress like that!!!

Have a blessed day!!
Christy
www.oursimplelives.wordpress.com/

Serena said...

It looks like peppermint fondant...or something pale pink and delicious. I think a matching belt would be lovely.

Kara said...

Mmmm... That collar and those cuffs! Serena's right. It does look good enough to eat! I'm curious, though. How is a wool dress to wear? I admit to being quite ignorant about Proper Dressing. If you have a full slip, won't the sleeves itch? Or would there be a long sleeved silk undershirt and half slip? Or is fine gabardine non-itchy, thus revealing the fullness of my ignorance?

Melissa said...

Oh Anna! This is perfect!

Persuaded said...

Ahhhh...vintage patterns..isn't the cover art wonderful? I just love the posture of these ladies!

Oh, and the dress is very pretty too;-)

Kris said...

Sunday dresses! I love them. Pretty and a little frivolous. No need for complete practicality in the Sunday dress!!!

Niki RuralWritings said...

I love the detail and beauty in the way you finish your work.

The Girl who Tats said...

How pretty! I really enjoy looking at your finished projects. It inspires me to get busy on my own!

Elizabeth - Scrappygolden said...

Just beautiful! You are so blessed with your sewing skills and such an inspiration to us. Thank you for sharing. :)

MacCárthaigh Family said...

Well done with the dress making. The gingerbread house looks cute!

Laura said...

The dress does look delicious and soft...though, it would be a dream come true to have anything with the waist too big. :)

Laura said...

Oooo, I love the color. Delightful!

Promise Christian Academy said...

So pretty! We are starting our first vintage pattern for my daughter. A 1950's shirt and skirt with suspenders... so far so good! When I complete hers, I have a pattern waiting for me!
Hilda Rebecca

Amy said...

If I am correct, I believe this pattern was one that was in a big box of vintage patterns that Mom got from a fundraiser sale. I don't think it was one we picked out to keep though because it wasn't the right size.

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