I *think* that I like it, but it is entirely impractical considering that most days I spend my time up to my elbows in finger paint and scraping squished banana out from the gaps between the floorboards!
And the fabric is a lovely but delicate vintage rayon, so every time I do wear it I will have to hand wash the darn thing!
But at least I have made a complete garment and it does look pretty in the photos!
Here are the details.
It’s out of print now but Pattern Plus have it for the bargain price of $3.00!
My measurements correspond exactly to McCalls size 14. But knowing that the Big 4 tend to run large, I made up the 12 and I still had to take in the side seams by 3cm! I also had to shorten the length by 8cm before adding the frill, this is one BIG pattern!
Vintage rayon spot print fabric that has been languishing in the stash for many a year. It was quite an odd shaped remnant, which is why I chose this pattern to make it up. I was going to use Colette’s Sorbetto top pattern, but thought that the fabric might be too drapey for that style.
Vintage rayon ric rac from the stash.
|Gratuitous pic of the elk necklace I bought for myself for Christmas!|
As we are coming in to autumn I think that this will be a good layering piece for special occasions. I have retraced the pattern with all of my alterations so the pattern will be good to go anytime in the future. I definitely won’t be making up the puff sleeve version, but the frill could be lengthened to make a nice breezy summer frock, or left off entirely for a more simple, casual look.