Is this TOO Betty Draper, Frauline Maria or Ellie Mae? Well, to be perfectly honest with you, I'm not sure if I care that it does channel some old fashioned goodness.
I am having a summer romance with vintage sheets and dresses. And it's going to continue.
because I've never felt more feminine or flirty
and that's a good thing.
When the working world around me does "business casual" in tank tops and capris, I'm wearing dresses.
I love making a dress for the cost of a pattern and an old flat sheet. This one cost $2. And by the way, why haven't I thought of old sheets for making muslins?
This is a pure experiment. I used the bodice of a Simplicity Cynthia Rowley dress and then added a gathered skirt with inseam pockets.
Does anyone else find CR patterns run small? I had to cut an 18 with a full bust adjustment. AND I had to add a generous 1 1/2" to the length of the bodice.
I've gotten lots of feedback on this dress. Many of those same ladies have asked me to make one for them.
Then I tell them it would be $80 and they look at me like I have three heads. Yet they will gladly pay me $20 to hem a dress for them. I've gotten lots of positive feedback from the facebook sewing group about pricing and they all agree that $80 is a steal. Do you sew for profit?
So I guess they'll continue to buy their fast fashion dresses that ten thousand other people are wearing.
And I get to be the only one with this cutie. And I will be happy wearing it.