Hi there! I'm continuing my vintage sewing experiences, this time with McCall 5430:
Sheer elegance! Well, you'll see that my version is faaaaaar from producing the same effect, I actually call it my country dress^^. First I chose some yellow cotton fabric that had a cute, simple print, not exactly sophisticated:
Then I didn't put the sleeves and let me tell you that this happens once in a blue moon with me. As much as I love my tattoos I don't like my thick arms and I always try to hide the chunky part above the elbow! But with this design -and I'm still not sure why- it seemed that the dress was more pleasant as a sleeveless one. I asked my mama, my best friend and Tatie (my sewing guru) and all 3 agreed so I went with my idea.
The making was not difficult, only I used a regular zipper instead of an invisible one with a more or less OK result. I checked the skirt all along the process because I just KNEW there would be a problem with the half pleats in front and I was right since despite being cautious it's wonky as hell! But I like my dress, when I see it I think of the French word "désuet" which is one of my favourite concepts. Plus I'm positive I'm not going to find someone with the same outfit anywhere^^.