It’s Summer and seeing as though Mr V splashed out and bought me some roses, at the last minute, I decided to grab Style 1874 and make a special dress.

Nothing fancy. Just a plain, simple dress.
This pattern was published in 1990, and it’s been in my pattern stash for ever.
This remnant fabric is from Mood in New York bought on a shopping day with Kyle
I cut the mid-thigh version of this dress and on a petite like me, it was the perfect length.
In my haste, I grabbed a grey invisible zip and dropped the back neckline so it would work. The swirls are placed dead centre so I have eyes on my back. That was intentional.
The other intentional aspect was avoiding the ‘eyes’ on the front of my dress.
This is fully lined and the pattern instructions were so easy to follow and well illustrated.

I’m grinning because this is my first ‘vintage pattern pledge‘ dress. After spending time with Sue last week when she visited Sydney, all those patterns from ages ago in my pattern stash look enticing to make again.