Empire waists and princess seams



It has been busy here, so not a lot of blogging, lately. I have been focused on making a 40s style dress similar to this 70s style pattern, except the bodice is gathered. I am sewing it in red shantung silk (which frays quickly, incidentally), but have really gone the whole hog in vintage seeing terms and am overcasting the seams. Every. Single. Seam. …By hand. Needless to say this is taking me ages, though I have to say it is quite meditative to do, if you’ve never tried it. The plan is to wear it to my daughter’s christening in a few weeks… what are you working on?

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