1960 red raglan sleeve dress
Added Feb 16, 2011
Raglan sleeve dress with a fitted bodice and a gathered skirt. Left side zipper placket.
I used McCall’s 5604, a well-loved teens’ pattern printed in 1960. I’m wary of the fit of old patterns, so I often make a wearable muslin out of cheap thrifted fabric. In this case, I used bright red poplin. I wish I had enough fabric for the gorgeous gathered four-gore skirt the pattern called for!
It came out well, although the bust darts aren’t sitting in the right position. I’d also like to remove some bagginess in the bust area, and perhaps add a tiny bit of ease to the waist. I can’t wait to make the final dress – I’m on the lookout for the perfect fabric ;)
The unabridged version on my blog: The Forty Acre Wood