I used Hollywood Pattern 855. I always love to see which star is featured on the cover and in this case it’s Betty Grable.
This was a real learning curve for me. Having not previously worked with vintage unprinted patterns it came as quite a shock to me when seam lines and pattern markings weren’t there. To add to my headache, the pattern is two sizes too small! It was definitely a “make it work” moment for me.
I think it turned out pretty great! The fit is near perfect for me; funnily enough, only the sleeves are tight. The fabric couldn’t be better, if you take a closer look at the fabric you can see that it features multicolored swallows. Being my favorite birds, I had to snap up all this fabric when I found it despite the fact that it was a polyester.
As soon as I finished sewing it I donned it to go out swing dancing with the sweetie. Ah good times.
Thanks for joining me on this walk down memory lane!