|B5748 red roses|
Dress number two is a New Look pattern 6723. Again I cut a size 14 and had to cut it down to a 12. I’ve done this a few times now, Partly because I’d rather cut too big and then take in, than cut too small and end up with a dress that I can’t wear. Also, I think I had in my mind that because the Elisalex in size 14 was such a good fit, that is the size I should cut for everything. But now that I’ve made a few dresses I feel more confident that, as long as there is enough wearing ease, a 12 will be fine, at least with the patterns from the big pattern companies. The small independents don’t seem to follow the same sizing schemes so I’ll cut whichever size I think will be the best fit for those patterns.
I didn’t bother to interface the neckline on this dress and I also fully lined it and made the sleeves a bit longer. The fabric was a 3 metre coupon (not sure what the English word for this is – a 3m cut length) from Classic Textiles on
Dress number three is another vintage reprint pattern, this time from 1946 – Vogue 8728. And made with another 3m coupon from Classic Textiles. I made the skirt 5” shorter than the pattern and actually cut this as a size 12. It’s a reasonably good fit although the neckline is quite wide, so I need to either wear a bandeau bra under it, or go out and buy one that has transparent shoulder straps. I’ll probably make this again because I like the design, but I might try it with a size 8 neckband next time to avoid the bra strap issue. I also might line the midriff section another time.
|V 8728 yellow floral|