As promised last week, size set B fitting 40" to 46" bust (also with dress & jacket, or dress as a separate) in the 1950's Sarong & Bolero pattern is up and ready to go! I presented my patterning process to a small sewing group last Monday in Phoenix. The temperature there warranted wearing the 1935 Halter Beach Dress and it was comfy and cool!
Spent this week 'wrapping up' the sarong dress & bolero originally by Butterick. This was sent to me by a customer who has graciously offered to make available from my collection. As shown above, I offer this one with or without the bolero. Size set A began shipping yesterday and I will have size set B ready to go next Friday, so stay tuned!
'Wrapped up' details on the 1927 McCall Wrap Skirt this week! First, I have been asked by customers how the inside belt works in the waistband. As you see in this overall view of the skirt, the belting is inserted in the main part of the skirt, only (that is, what goes around your waist just the one time). The drape is fully attached, but considered an extension of the right skirt front (shown lined and without the white belting), so it needs no belting-click images for a larger view. I Hong Kong-ed the seam allowances, yet I took a...
This week's 'patterning' was sewing some finish details on the 1929 jacket from pattern SE20-5955 (click images for larger view): This lightweight version of the coat is in the shorter length from a plaid blend (thrift find). As shown below, a 'kit of parts' for facing the sleeves and lower hem of the jacket (since only a 1" hem was allowed in the original pattern). I gave a 2" finished hem in the jacket by applying a hem facing rather than lengthen the front and back piece to turn a 2" hem (for lack of enough fabric). (I'll drop the lining in and post photos...
Work has begun on what is 'On the Boards'. Patterns for release before summer's end and into early fall: