Here is a 1950s dress made from Kona cotton bought at Joanne Fabrics. The print is a cute blue background with 50s ladies, made from quilting cotton bought at a craft fair. It believe it is out of print now.
I am holding a matching clutch purse made with the print and heavy interfacing. It has a magnetic closure and I pinned a brooch from my Grandmother on the front.
This is the second dress I made with this vintage pattern, but the first time I made the pockets. I am in love with the shape of them. It really stands out in a crowd.
I used a sloper to resize this pattern. For more information about working with slopers, click here http://sew-misunderstood.blogspot.com/2012/04/ever-wonder-how-to-make-your-own.html.
The skirt is a princess cut, and I made it about knee length. I always get comments about how I should make skirts shorter. While this may work for some girls, shorter skirts are not the best for me, because I have a big butt. If you have a big butt and you sit down, a short skirt will hike up so far that you are sitting on bare chair. EWWWWW. So this is where my hemline stays, ladies!
The front is button closed. There are bust gathers instead of a side dart. It's quite a comfy dress, and I am very proud of how it turned out! I actually think it's the perfect pattern for me!