Before the FO, I have a bit of news I wanted to share. After over 13 years of being a full time stay-at-home mom, I got a job. Not only will I be enjoying some adult interaction and a bit of extra income, the job is at a fabric shop, so I have the added enjoying of spending my days with fabric and other sewists. I don’t know how this will affect my sewing, but since the manager prefers that we wear handmade clothing to work, it might slow down but won’t stop.
On to today’s FO. This is Hollywood 1346. I couldn’t find a copyright date, but it feels like a true Wartime design to me. The skirt is quite slim and there is no puff to the sleeve. In the past, I haven’t had much luck with ration-era designs. This is the closest I’ve come to a winner, but it’s still not right. I started off by flaring each skirt gore, as I know the slim skirt won’t suit me. The mistake I made was in grading the bodice. My original pattern is a vintage size 16. I couldn’t figure out how to grade the bodice without changing the neckline yoke, so I ended up making that bigger, too. As a result, the dress is too big in the upperchest area. It looks much better in the pictures than I feel wearing it, so I think I will have a go at fixing that issue.
Here’s a closeup of the fun Marvel comics print