Advance 2215

This is Advance 2215.  If the pattern sounds familiar, it’s the same pattern that I posted a muslin of, but never a finished dress.  By the time I got around to finishing it, it was too warm to wear it.  I still haven’t put the buttons on.  This short sleeved version is perfect for the coming season.  The alterations I did on this were common for both modern and vintage patterns.  I added 2in in length to the bodice, although I think I need to trim 0.5in next time.  I have needed extra bodice length in all my vintage patterns, so far.  I also did a 1in FBA.  This is typical for all my modern patterns.  This is the biggest difference I have found between 1950’s patterns and 1930’s patterns.  I generally don’t need a FBA in 1950’s patterns.  The one alteration that was needed that I haven’t had to do before was to add 1in total to the center front skirt panel between the waist and about 7in down below the waist.  This pattern was very tight fitting from the waist to just below the hip.


About andreahg

I'm a stay-at-home wife and mom to two boys, a cat and two rough collies. I love to sew and knit with vintage patterns, primarly from the WWII era.
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5 Responses to Advance 2215

  1. Terrific dress! I love the fabric you used 🙂

  2. Kris B. says:

    You look so great!! I love your dress. I love that you were able to fit it so well. I’m very much a beginner and still at the stage where nothing ever fits so I’m extremely impressed with the way you’ve adjusted it so that it doesn’t gap, pull, bag, etc. My sister has assets similar to yours and has complained her entire life about gapping buttons (and blouses that bag everywhere else in order to avoid the dreaded button gap).


  3. bunny says:

    Very nice dress! I love also your hair colour…is it new?


  4. Emma Louise says:

    Smart-looking dress, and the colours go well with your skintone and hair colour!

  5. barbe says:

    oh I love this!!!

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