It is Thursday already! If I am going to wear my Pattern Pyramid Dress on Monday, I had better pull my finger out and get stitching!
To remind you, I chose the vintage 1940's pattern Bestway C454.
It has been a bit of an adventure so far. The first fabric I pulled out of the stash turned out to have been shot to pieces by ravenous moths. So now I am making it out of two different lightweight wool suiting fabrics.
I am using a charcoal grey / lilac stripe for the bodice and sleeves, and a much darker blue / grey pinstripe for the skirt. I think the combination works but I won't be sure until I get the sleeves in.
When I went to cut it out, I discovered that the front "vest" insert pattern piece was missing, so I had to draft it myself.
As you can see, I took the vintage high neck styling a little too far!
Breathing is optional.
Swallowing is impossible.
I am going to have to reshape the neck curve.
It is supposed to have a frilled collar, but I am afraid it might be too prissy-looking. I want a smart dress, but I don't want to appear severe and headmistress-y.
I quite like how it looks with a little wing collar.
What do you think?
I could either:
- scoop the curve a little lower and have a simple round neck and buttons
- bind the top edge with bias tape and call it a collar, or
- stick to the original design, cut it slightly lower and add a neck frill