Added Feb 2, 2012
I used a navy blue stretch sateen bottom-weight fabric for the body and white cotton broadcloth for the tie. The collar is embellished with white grosgrain ribbon. I added a thin belt because, frankly, my inanimate model is not very sexy/curvy. A 22" coordinating zipper is in the back. The collar is a v-neck which has several snaps on the underside, attaching to the collar.
The detachable collar is such a great idea as, without the sailor collar, this dress would be perfect for office attire, paired with a blazer, cardigan or shrug. You can be a sailor or your own time!
I used Simplicity pattern #9236 that I used is not a bad pattern, overall. It is however, dated. Not that the sailor dress isn’t but, 1970’s was not the style I was angling for. Thus, I made small modifications to the tie; pointed at the ends instead of squared off. In round two, I suspect I will make a bandana size tie, forgoing this longer one altogether. It just doesn’t fit in the “program”.
navy blue stretch sateen fabric, grosgrain ribbon, 22" invisible zipper, hook and eye closure, Simiplicity pattern 9236 (out of print)
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