Well helloooo there! So lovely to see you again. Welcome back for the second week of Vintage May!
This week Kristin and I both sewed something for ourselves! and it was FUN.
PERFECT right? I flipped through the pages and decided to try the shirt dress.
Scooted my booty up to Joann for some shirting (on sale for $5 a yard so this dress only cost about $15 thankyaverymuch)
Forgot buttons. WHOOPSIE. But through some miracle, I had millions of these little black metal buttons in my button stash. No clue where or when I got them but they sure saved me that night.
Tracing and cutting the pattern was pretty straightforward, just time consuming since there were a lot of pieces. I sewed it up in a day, but it took both naptime and after bedtime to finish it. I ended up taking it in so much in the arms and length that I pretty much sewed a size 8 with a 10 waist. If I ever made it again I’d sew a straight up 8. Since I’m super duper short I chopped about 6″ off the length. I also ended up shortening the sleeves a few inches.
The in seam pockets are THE BEST. Every woman knows how handy these are, right? da best. I also adore the pleats in the skirt front.
All in all, I LOVE it. It’s comfy and easy to wear. The fabric is completely opaque, so no slip needed. I think it’ll be a great summer dress! It does need a belt IMHO.
Let’s talk about my hairs. I looked up tutorials for vintage hairstyles and found victory rolls among the options.
In the end I kind of winged it and it worked out. I didn’t use any one tutorial, but this is one I pinned. I kind of rolled the rest of my hair up and pinned and hair sprayed it til it stayed!
It was really fun picking out red lipstick…I might try it for church someday soon!
The shoot was really fun, actually. My dad took the pics for me in our downtown area. I got some looks, and a few people approached us wondering what was going on. I even ran into my local quilt shop owner, Linda! (Nimble Thimble!) It was a little awkward modeling on the busy street, but I went to my happy place and sucked it up.
It’s definitely pushed me to sew for myself more-it’s more involved and time intensive, but oh so fun to casually say “Oh I made this”. (My sister in law almost didn’t believe me!)
Make sure to see what Kristin sewed up as well! Trust me, it’s fabulous!