I just finished up this sweet little dress and it is just adorable! I have admired this pattern for a couple of years and am so happy to finally make it. Here's the skinny:
Dress A, Collar B
Hem lengthened by 1", and only hemmed up 1/2"
Notes to self:
DO NOT set in the sleeves like the pattern tells you to! I didn't even attempt it as I could see the nightmare in it. That arm hole is so tiny! However, I had already stitched/serged the side seams, so I still had a bear of a time picking out enough stitches to make room to put the sleeves in. Ugh.
It took me 3 looong sewing sessions to finish this up. I enjoyed it, but it was a time consuming pattern.....especially with all the stitch pickin'. I probably have 12-15 hours into this dress. Maybe next time it will go faster.
Remember to use thread the color of your piping--not the color of the collar.
Next time, lower the front Band by 1/2" or so to balance the added length. Come to think of it....I might just lower this one now.
The buttons came from a bin I received from an old family friend who had moved to a nursing home. I don't know if they are vintage or not, but so many of the buttons look very old. This lady was a wonderful seamstress and you can see the decades in that bin! There were lots of these silver/navy ones.
My mom bought Kit for me 6 or 7 years ago and I just think she's the sweetest looking doll! I love the 1930's and want to make several more outfits for her. I already have the feedsack prints waiting!
One more........close up.
Isn't she a doll?