What a catastrophe!
I have made this vintage pattern up before, but it was a while ago, back when I used 60s bedsheets for all my clothes (I had a huge fear I'd wreck beautiful vintage materials - plus I was just starting out!). And it's one of those ace dress patterns that have 3 sizes in them. They're perfect for when your friend wants the same dress, but is a little skinnier or differently sized to you!
So I thought for this one I was the littlest size... 32 or something as it's vintage. BUT perhaps I was the middle size (or have put on weight since 3 years ago) as it fits up top, but not around the HIPS!
The material was a short curtain from Adelaide, I got it last year when we worked over there. And it was 5 bucks. Yep. I paid a lot for just one curtain... She wanted to charge me more too, but changed her mind as I didn't buy the lot (and she probably wouldn't have sold the lot as curtains, as there were tatty bits on it).
And so, the fate of having only one piece of curtain, enough for one little dress that I overlocked all the hems before trying it on. NAUGHTY. I glared at myself when Husbie said 'Can't you make another one?'... NO! Not exactly the same EVER!
But putting all this flying emotion aside, how beautiful is the print, and how clever that the branch makes it's way up the middle of the front. I didn't get a piccie of the back, but the zipper stitching is one of the BEST I've ever done, so am super proud of that! And once again, the entire garment (bar the thread) is recycled or second hand.
So I'm back into the sewing room again now, and starting Outfit Number 49... so that makes this dress Outfit Number 48... which will more than likely be a shop number, or given to a skinny friend (who likes short skirts!).