I bought the fabric in Fabricland last year and this was a quick and easy make - there will be more of these in the future I expect.
|Simplicity 5510 from 1964|
The pattern is Simplicity 5510 from 1964 and I made a few modifications - I graded the waistline out a bit and also didn't use the skirt pieces. There were three - one for the centre front and two back pieces which came round past the side to about where the bodice darts were. Since I wanted seams at the side I cut two widths of fabric - one for the front and the other folded in half and cut down the fold for the two back pieces. I also put inseam pockets in and used an invisible zip.
The bodice neckline is faced, so there was no lining to sew in which speeded things up a bit. I cut the skirt to the length of the pattern pieces, which is longer than my usual just-below-the-knee length preference. I'm still getting used to this longer length, but I think it will work well with boots in the winter.
And here it is.
|Simplicity 5510 Vintage Pattern Pledge dress no 1|
And now I'm all caught up with blogging about this year's finished projects. Hooray! And since I have the day off work today, there just might be another dress to post about over the weekend...