This is my pattern, Simplicity 4531, from my estate sale loot (25 cents!). I made view 2, the black and white, but without the detachable collar and cuffs.
Here is the dress, made of a madras my mom gave me.
Close-up of the collar and the buttons. The buttons were given to me by my aunt. I added a snap on the waist below the second button, since it was trying to pull open.
The shoes came from the same estate sale- only 1 buck!!
I did an okay job of matching the plaid on the skirt, but where it meets the bodice is all wonky. I might make a red belt to wear with it, which would help disguise that.
It was quick and easy, and made a nice dress, that is also colorful and comfortable. It took a few hours to make, and I did the buttonholes and buttons on the second day. I hemmed it on the machine.
Ha, i guess this whole outfit was $1.25, since the fabric and buttons were a gift. That's cool!
Now I am making a navy blue dress out of rayon. I'll finish it tomorrow or Wednesday.... stay tuned!