First of all, let me properly introduce myself. I'm Sharon, from the blogs Sharon Sews (I know, real original, right?) and Patternaholic. I've been blogging for about four years and sewing forever. Well, not really forever, but it has been quite a few years.
For this vintage sew along I've chosen a lovely 1970s dress by Donald Brooks - Vogue 2263.
"Donald Brooks, the Coty Award-winning designer has won great acclaim for his own definite theory of fashion - that clothes should be infinitely less important than the woman wearing them. His lines are pure, uncluttered and classic in shape. He is also known for his mastery of elegant detailing."
I'm using a heathered purple semi-sheer wool knit (70% wool 30% polyester) from Fabric Mart Fabrics. The design is underlined and I was not sure what to use as an underlining for a semi-sheer knit. I have black tricot on order and I'll see if that does the trick. Otherwise, I'm open to suggestions.
This pattern was chosen for the neck, waist and wrist tucks - love 'em! I'm thinking to make it look more modern I may add an exposed zipper down the back.
And lucky for me this lovely pattern is already my size so no grading for me. Yay!
Now I must get back to my pattern alterations so I can get busy with my muslin.