Added Sep 30, 2013
Simplicity 3224; ©1950; Misses’ and Women’s One-Piece Sunback Dress and Bolero: The sleeveless bodice has a wide square neckline which comes to a point at the center front. The straight skirt is cut in four sections. Short sleeves and a softly rolled collar with scalloped lapels are cut in one with the bolero. Style I dress has pockets concealed in the side seams. Top-stitching outlines the pockets. Saddle-stitching outlines the neck and the peplum-like flaps. Style II features a contrasting bolero.
Eyelet is a wonderful fabric, but it does present a few challenges. This time around, I decided to underline with a cream colored bemberg so the pretty eyelets would pop.
Using silk organza as a facing for the pocket pieces was another way to maintain the look of the eyelet holes.
There was not enough fabric to cut the neckline and armhole facings. Instead, I used a matching cotton to the neckline facing, and made my own bias binding for the armhole edges.
This pattern would make an excellent skirt, using the pockets and pocket flaps – I just need to find the right fabric! And I may have to make a more winter friendly version as well.
I am very pleased with this project, and especially proud of myself for putting it together without any instructions – all that vintage pattern experience really came in handy!
As always, more pictures may be found over on my blog, Lilacs & Lace.
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