Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Advance 8574 - again

I just love this pattern. I made it again in a vintage Peter Pan fabric I got from an estate sale for $2. Next time I make it, and there will be a next time, I want to try attaching a different skirt so I can button it down the whole front. Although, I do actually have a pattern like that I haven't tried yet so maybe that will be my next attempt..... after I finish the three dresses I have cut and in various forms of completion. Oy.

I didn't do anything to alter the pattern except add about an inch to the bodice length. The buttons are vintage I got for $0.15 at an antique shop. The white collar is an old tablecloth scrap and the cuffs are white bias quilt binding from Joann Fabrics. I didn't make a belt again. I usually wear my own belts. I think the dress isn't novelty enough to for a self belt so IMHO it would just make the dress look dated instead of vintage-y.

I just bring myself to fix the armpit of the McCalls either. Maybe tonight I'll work on it and post pics.


  1. Gorgeous! I love it with the contrast belt especially, it balances out the look beautifully because it's similar to your hair colour. I'm making a vintage dress pattern at the moment with the same 'sleeve' design and had been looking for a completed project with this style so I could see what it looked like. I'm pleased to say you've restored my confidence :)

  2. Oh good! I have to say that kimono sleeves are my favorite. I think they fit me the best and are just the easiest thing to sew ever. No shoulder pads ever!