I have no idea why I left this dress project left unfinished for a year. WHY!!!!????
This dress was easy to make and easy to wear. I have no idea why I waited so long to finish it!
As I recall, the pattern was a pretty easy one to follow. It is out of print now, but I’m sure still easy to track down. I made View B. It is just a front and back pattern piece. unlined, has a faced neckline and a back seam. A self belt is optional as well.
I used a nice dress weight wool crepe in red bought from Mill End in Milwaukie, OR. The metal zipper is from Fabric Depot in Portland.
If I make this again, I’d probably line it, just to make a better dress, and avoid wearing a slip underneath. However, in a lighter weight material, like silk or linen, a lining would not be necessary.
This dress could be made up nicely in many fabric types, and possibly an elastic waist addition for more waist shaping.
Here are some similar dress looks that could be easily made from this pattern:
I am happy with my new dress and glad that I finally finished it!