In the midst of all the mad sewing for Costume College (next week!), I thought I’d put together a simple “recharge” dress for a 1930s picnic tomorrow.
So then why did I choose anything Vogue. (rhetorical question)
I’ve made Vogue 2671 before, also in a sheer fabric, and I can’t for the life of me remember why I didn’t keep the dress, but I recall it being pretty and I liked it, a long long time ago.
This time around I used a sheer polka dot I originally bought for a Regency gown, but found not suitable because the dot is printed rather than woven. What was inappropriate for the Regency was perfect for the 1930s, so I set to work on this pattern, planning to fell all the seams.
Stupid pattern. It’s not simple by any means. I despise Vogue’s love of lapping seams and top stitching. It takes for flippin’ ever and doesn’t really look all that great. On the sheer, it was just a pain.
|This tubular dress doesn’t really fit Millie the Dressform, but hangs much more nicely on a real body. Also, there is no slip on beneath the dress here.|
Despite my issues with Vogue patterns, though, the dress came out pretty decently. I remembered from the first make that the sheer fabric didn’t really work with the button closure at the neckline, so I changed that to a big floppy bow tie.
|My alteration with the bow tie.|
I plan to wear this over a pink vintage style slip, but I like the idea of wearing it over any colored slip, to give different effects. I’ll have photos from our picnic to post soon. 🙂