About a month ago I received a text message from my little brother. “Can I call you? I have something to tell you,” it read. My first thought was that it was going to be bad news. I was pleased to find out that it was a double dose of good news- he joined the Air Force (following in my footsteps) and was going to get married!
For the sewist any chance to dress up is good news indeed. I immediately knew what fabric and pattern I was going to use. Anyone who knows me well knows that this is somewhat of an anomaly. I tend to agonize over the pairing of patterns and fabrics since there’s such an endless array of choices!
The pattern I chose is the very pretty Simplicity 1435, loaned to me by none other than Casey! (Thanks again!)
For the fabric I used a lovely vintage rayon in a pale gray with a motif featuring yellow roses and white handkerchief detail. I love vintage rayon. It’s amazingly light and airy which is wonderful for the hot and humid Florida clime. It has beautiful drape as well.
As with most vintage patterns I sew, I had to add an inch of length to the bodice as well as width at the waist and hips. I’m a tall classic pear shape so these are my usual alterations. I think the end result is lovely, what do you think?