Saturday, February 16, 2013

A slip Dress- Advance 6333

 Here is my pattern, Advance 6333 from the 40s or 50s I am guessing. I thought I would be a genius (!?) and make it into a dress with some navy polka dot fabric I bought when my mom was here at Xmas. It is cheap polyester from Vogue Fabrics. I think you can see where this is headed...
 Ok, I was also delusionally thinking I could maybe wear this to the rehearsal dinner if it turned out nicely. First off, look how the polka dots photograph! Like I am trying to hypnotize you guys.
 Also it is an unprinted pattern, and had really minimal direction. I messed up the bands, so they got sewn to the inside like facings. Oops. It has no closure, so I really have to monkey this over my head with some serious squirming, to the detriment of my sock bun.
 It's okay, but the fabric pulls and ripples weirdly around my waist, probably because it is so thin and cheap and polyester. The under-boob gather do have the benefit of inflating the chest area, at least from a distance...
This is no Rehearsal Dinner Dress, but it might get some use as a sundress in the summer, or a nightgown. It is a nice nightgown!

6 comments:

  1. This would definitely be a super cute sundress or nightie! By the way, I love the sock bun. I have been wanting to try this, but my hair is so long the bun might cover my whole head, lol. :]

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  2. It's suuuuuper pretty as a slip or nightgown. Love the sock bun!

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    1. Yeah I'm leaning towards nightgown!

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  3. It's pretty cute! Maybe I need to pull out some of the slip patterns I've got hiding away.

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  4. Definitely a cute night dress! But yeah not so much for the rehearsal dinner! :-)

    Just to let you know, I've nominated you for an Inspiring Blogger Award over at http://helenssewingadventures.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/blogging-award.html

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