Firstly, thanks to Marie at A Stitching Odyssey and Kerry at Kestrel Makes for organising this year's Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge. I duly signed up and pledged three makes a few weeks ago and have finished my first already!
I thought that I'd revisit my 1970s Vogue 'Very Easy' shift dress pattern that I used last year as I found it pretty straightforward to make and the purple dress has become one of my firm favorites.
I had some quirky turquoise fabric with a Parisian theme in my stash that I brought last year at Fabric Land in Bristol for £3.69 a metre, which I thought was very reasonable. Unfortunately, the photographs have given the fabric a blue colour when its actually a turquoise-green.
As you can see there's not much to the pattern; just the front, back, inner neck facing, sleeve and pockets (how I love pockets!).
The main changes that I made to this second version was to resize the the front and back darts so that the dress fitted a bit more snugly and also the same with the neckline darts at the back as I found that the neck on my original version gaped too much.
I also increased the 'puffiness' at the sleeve heads too, although you can't really see this on the below photo:
I really do love this pattern as the dress is so easy to make and very wearable. I have tried wearing it with a belt like its supposed to be worn on the packet, but prefer to wear it loose.
And for my next make? I'm not sure yet. I brought another '70s pattern off Etsy which is a maxi dress that calls for a lightweight fabric like Crepe de Chine, but I need to find the right fabric and one that's not too expensive. I'd best start searching...