|Style 4782, from 1974|
I made version 3 of the pattern above several weeks ago, but I've been enjoying wearing it so much I didn't find time to blog about it. Here it is:
I love this little dress! I wanted something I could just throw on at any time, so I didn't use any lining, just a facing on the bodice out of a light poly-cotton. I used run-and-fell and French seams, so that they didn't have to be finished inside, and I tried to keep the hand sewing to a minimum, only using it on the hem and to put in the zip.
Here are some details:
-There are 2 little pockets on the front, which are machine stitched directly on:
They're not much use, except for maybe holding a phone or small camera, but I thought the dress was a bit plain without them.
-The neckline is a wide squared off shape, and the seam under the bust dips into a point:
After several times wearing this outfit, it suddenly dawned on me that it resembled something:
Yep, except for the white buttons, this dress is pretty similar to the one Hello Kitty wears! Have I inadvertenly become one of those child-women who spends her time dressing like cartoon characters? I hope not...
I'll leave you with a more grown-up version of the dress, under some beautiful vines in Lisbon.