Made up in a midweight cotton twill, the Sense and Sensibility 1958 Party Dress is a perfect blend of comfort and fit. Somehow the kimono sleeve cut allows for the bodice to be both quite trim and very comfortable. The holy grail of vintage dress sewing!
All done with just two darts in front and two in back!
Again this time I finished the neck and sleeve edges with piping. But this bias binding came from La Droguerie in Paris! One of a thousand gorgeous printed, silky cotton choices--paralyzed with too many options, I only brought home two. This one is almost Japanesey with the little cherry blossom reference.