Added Sep 17, 2013
Falkirk, United ...
Shirt dress with concealed button placket, soft pleated skirt, pockets and self fabric belt .
For this project I used an original vintage pattern purchased on Ebay. I had no idea of fit as it was an US sized pattern. However I was really lucky and the dress came up a perfect fit, with a little extra allowance at the waist only. Ladies had such tiny waists in those days.
I have a box of vintage buckles and buttons inherited from my Gran and the little vintage plastic buckle was a perfect shade of blue for the self fabric belt. I went all out with the finish on this project with french seams throughout and bound seams for those where french seaming was not possible.
French navy cotton poplin from Ditto Fabrics in
Brighton, lined with royal blue habutai silk from Ebay.
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