Added Sep 1, 2013
This is the second project in Maud Kyndel-Hanser’s 60s home study sewing. First I have to admit this dress almost ended up to my UFO pile. I really struggled with this one. I had to adjust the neck line many times before it would fit. I guess 60s women had smaller necks :) Anyway, in the end it turned out ok. I also altered the sleeves making small puffs in order to get a more girly look – I really like the sleeves now. As the letter instructed I did not make a lining to the dress but made a cute little slip instead.
What I really like in these home study letters is how each one shows how to make different variations of the garment. This time there were different options for the darts. I chose to make these very classic darts since I believe they work best with my fabric choice.
In the end I am very happy that I finished this project. The dress might not be perfect but I learned a lot. And I am sure I will be wearing this dress a lot this coming autumn.
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