This dress gets so much wear that I thought it wouldn´t hurt if I had another one like this. The basic pattern of the new dress is the same (self drafted) but I cut the front about 15cm wider and added the cowl directly to the bodice. In the back, I left the selvedge of the fabric visible. The original dress has no darts, but in this version, I added a pleat in the back: I just tried the dress on and pinned the pleat. Then I draped the front, pinned it and stitched everything in place.
First Vintage Sewing Machine Purchase of 2018!
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