Thank you for all your lovely comments on my last post! I am happy to share my latest 1940 McCall creation, which was made with this lovely pattern and just in time for the 'Fall for Cotton' vintage sewalong:
I chose to make View A with the short sleeves. This dress is really special to me because it's made with Weaving Destination fabric!! Javita and I have been working to get our Etsy store online and hope to be selling these amazing social enterprise fabrics THIS WEEK! woot! woot! Read more about the story of our social enterprise here...
This fabric is amazing 100% cotton with orange, purple and white pinstripes and a neat border that I converted into the yoke for this dress. I couldn't believe the border of the fabric was the perfect size for the neckline yoke pattern piece. I am also super happy that I was able to match the stripes on both the yoke corners and skirt seams:
I did run into a slight panic moment with the dress. Since I used the selvedge of the fabric to make the bodice yoke piece, I didn't need to finish the neckline. I wasn't even thinking about the seam allowance and whether I would be able to fit the dress over my head!! eeps. Went to try it on and I definitely couldn't get it on. So I ended up sewing a few snaps alongside one of the shoulder seams. hahaha! I call it a 'design feature'!
I am very, very happy with the dress and imagine I will get a lot of wear out of it! I love how subtle the pinstripes are and the beautiful colours of the fabric!
YAY! I can't wait to share this fabric with you all...stay tuned for more Weaving Destination fabrics!!