I'm sure you all know the feeling when you see something pretty and it keeps hunting you day after day, month after month, until you finally have to get it? Sure you do :)
I have been eyeing this picture of a 40's vintage dress on Pinterest forever and since there's no way I could ever buy the actual dress, I thought I would just have to make a version of it for myself.
|Credit: Philadelphia Museum of Art|
The other day I was rummaging through my local fabric store and came across this gorgeously rusty orange rayon jersey. I instantly thought of this dress and bought the fabric.
I drafter the pattern for the dress myself using the basic jersey block. I simplified the style a bit by only making one "scarf" around the neck and by shortening the sleeves. I had a pair of old shoulder pads I had taken from one of my vintage dresses, so I used those to give a little oompf to the shoulder line.