|My Decades of Style "Baltimore" dress in green and ivory striped cotton.|
|The Gatsby - a huge 1920s lawn party.|
|Decades of Style #2005 1920s Baltimore Dress pattern.|
|Fun with stripes. The pieces front of the Baltimore dress gave opportunities to be creative with the striped cotton.|
I did not have a plan for my Quarry Bank cotton when I bought it, but the geometric possibilities with the Baltimore dress presented the perfect opportunity.
The dress was quite easy to construct. There are several lapped seams on the front, and the back is just one piece darted at the neckline. I turned and basted the seam allowances on each piece and top stitched, a very vintage technique. Once the front was all pieces together it was easy going to finish construction. The one place I had trouble was the V neckline, which I attempted to bind in self fabric bias tape. I didn't do so well at the point of the V, but with time running short it was a "good enough for now" attempt to be revisited later.
|Lapped seams - one of my favorite vintage techniques.|
|The cotton dress was cool and comfortable in the unseasonable heat this year.|