Blue Sheath Dress
Pattern: Butterick 2952Year: early 60s Fabric: ca. 1.6m blue cotton broadcloth Notions: zipper, petersham ribbon and hook and bar for waist-stay Time: ca 4-5h New Techniques: Lapped zipper Cost: about 15$
I know I know.. NOT AGAINN! But this was a quick dress I made in mid-october.
I made it sleeveless like the red one, but with a scoop neck like the pink one. There's not much to say about this one. It's the first time I tried a lapped zipper (so it wouldn't break like the one on the pink sheath), and it was easy to do with this fabric. The only problem is that the tap stands up at the top. I would attach a hook and eye, but the whole point in lowering the back was that I could zip it up on my own, and hook and eyes are kinda hard to close on yourself (or well maybe that's just me :)).
Also, the skirts angle at the hem isn't quite right, it stands out too straight. And I'm not so sure about the color, it's a lighter shade of blue than I expected. I guess it's just a very "cool" blue, and I think warm blues are better for my skincolor :) (plus I don't like the red-blue combo too much in this outfit, I just couldn't find other accessories that would work.. which isn't a good sign haha)
I'm happy with it, but I don't think it's going to be my favorite or get that much wear. Then again, it's winter, and this is more of a spring/summer dress.