So my first hour of sewing for KCW was primarily spent cutting and I started sewing one of the patterns I thought I would probably get around to doing later. But the pattern is ONE pattern piece and promised to be quick and easy so I couldn’t resist starting with it. I chose a retro inspired cotton I thought would have a very Summery feel. It also reminded me a lot of the popular Scandi type prints you can find and of Marimekko’s fabric prints… My only concern was that the dress itself might be a bit short, based on the picture- I guess that as the fashion in the 1970s. I decided not to worry about it… if push came to shove I could always lengthen it with some cool lace in the future. The pattern can be found in Enid Gilchrist’s “Under 5 Fashions”.
I was going to use purchased bias binding but in the end thought self-bias was going to look prettier. A contrast blue would have worked if I had had any on hand. Hopefully I will finish this tomorrow.
Would I recommend this? Absolutely. A good quick dress to make. I might try it in Liberty tana lawn next time! Its the sort of style that really lets the fabric “lead”.
For the elna lovers out there, here is a vintage advert on the back of one of my pattern books….