My precious...... I have had this pattern a while and have been wanting to make it forever. It's a bit of a fabric hog even with a shortened hem. I want to do version 2 with the buttons all the way down. I'm really excited about the pockets; even the boob pockets look cute. Seeing her cute hair makes me want to chop mine off too. But as much as I would love short hair it would be disastrous. It's far to wavy, I would look like bozo the clown. Anyway, I went to cut this dress last night but it's in factory folds. While the thought of being the first one to open this pattern in 60 some odd years is nice, I do like the fact that most vintage patterns have been used and cut. Looks like I'll be spending nap time cutting tissue instead of a dress.
I'll also have to make a bodice muslin for this one. I usually don't do a muslin since I try to make patterns in sizes I know already fits. The bust is a size too large which means for vintage ease its probably 2 sizes to big. The waist is a wretched 26 inches. I think with the wearing ease this will fit. It also has double bust darts. That will be new.
I don't want to get my hopes up but this may be the shirtwaist I've been looking for.