Added May 24, 2008
Hmm…I found this awesome 1974 McCall’s pattern of my mom’s in the basement when I came home from college and wanted to make it right away! I made a few adjustments, the biggest ones being opening up the neckline about an inch wider on each side and adding the belt (I have another belt that I’m making for it in a different fabric for fancy occasions). I almost love it…there’s just something about the way the fabric doesn’t drape that makes it look and feel too much like a tent to me. I already know I’m going to put a pleat in the pockets so they don’t stick out as much, but I’m thinking of either taking in the sides a whole lot or shortening it to a top or a tunic. I’m a bit disappointed with how it turned out, but I’m not ready to give up on it yet! If anyone has any suggestions about what they think would be best to make this garment a bit more wearable, I’m open to hear them!
A really tightly woven black fabric. My mom thinks she may have bought it once to make a raincoat…no wonder it doesn’t drape prettily!
my mom for her awesome vintage pattern, my sister for making the necklace I’m wearing, but just me for the sewing!
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