Like a every Rockabilly cliche-loving gal, I am all about sailor themed outfits. I’ve made other before that didn’t really suit me but today’s FO is one that I love. I was origianally inspired by a dress that I saw on Etsy, but sadly, it did not come in my size. Not only that, but I knew that the dirndl style dress would not do my figure any good. I set out to make my own.
I had planned to use my favorite princess-seamed jumper/pinafore pattern from 1941, only to discover that I have lost that pattern. I scoured the internet to find either another copy or something similar. I hit a series of snags, either being outbid on eBay or buying incomplete patterns. I had the fabric preshrunk, ironed and ready to go, but I was losing hope. While looking through my small box of modern patterns for a different project, I stumbled on Vogue7848. While it’s currently OOP, the Vogue website still has it listed. I did my usual full bust adjustment and high waist adjustment that I need on all modern patterns. I’m not a big fan on the sundress look on me. I think it’s too much upperchest. I prefer a halter style neck, with straps that tie at the back of the throat. I quickly made up a bolero from Anne Adams 9243 and the results are fantastic!