|Simplicity 3280 1939 dress in rayon faille|
UFO #2 - Simplicity 3280 Original 1939 Pattern
This next frock started at least two years back firmly in that "quick, easy, satisfying" mindset, but I just lost steam on it and it lived in a plastic bag until last weekend. I am SO glad I pulled this rayon faille dress out and finished it, though, because I think it's my new favorite!
|The only zipper I had of the right length and a not-white color was red,...but then I forgot how to put a lapped zip in! So there's a little peak of dark red on the side and to be honest, I don't hate it.|
|I love how versatile this dress is. Here it is without the belt, no neck tie, and with matching shoes and a different style hat.|
The dress is made in a wonderful pine green rayon faille. I had not-quite-enough to do this project, so there is some piecing on the front and skirt, but I don't even notice anymore. I appreciate the very simple but effective self-fabric decoration for the false pocket flaps. They're just square of fabric folded in half, offset, and stitched through the center. The '30s were so clever with economic trims.
Ironically, here at the outset of Spring and Summer, this is really more of a Fall dress, but that just means it's ready to go when we do get to my favorite season in a few months. :-)
|I do love options!|
Dress - Simplicity 3280 made by me
Shoes - "Maria" 1930s pumps in red and green from AmericanDuchess.com
Hats, Purse, Gloves - vintage