Thursday, September 13, 2018

McCall 3723: The 'Pink Roses' Dress

I so love my newest 1940 McCall make--using adorable fabric from Gertie's collection.

The light blue and pink go together so well--too of my favourite colours.

I used McCall 3723--a shirtwaister with a twist:

The pattern features a button-up bodice but with two bodice front side panels that have shirring:

The fabric features small print pink roses and I had the perfect vintage pink buttons in my stash to match:

The pattern features a tie bow at the waist --well, I made the bow but it's not quite long enough to make a good looking bow (in my opinion) and the fabric is a lightweight cotton--so instead I borrowed a belt from an existing 1960s vintage dress I have that works PERFECTLY!!

I then took the bow belt that I made and used it as a matching headscarf!  I just love wearing headscarves like this and it's an easy hairdo :)

The dress pattern also features waist darts leading to a lapped seam at the waist and an inverted pleat in the centre front:

The back, both bodice and skirt, feature straight lines.  Here I'm wearing my 'What Katie Did' coffee seamed stockings:

And such cute pink and white Bait Footwear shoes!

Overall, it's a bit of a spring vibe but I just adore the look! I can't wait to get my hands on some more of Gertie's fabric!!

Photos: Darja Bilyk

1 comment

  1. I love the pattern. And you finished the pink roses just in time to catch the last of Summer. Are you planning to make this in a striped fabric? I think it would a very effective use of stripes of almost any width, but very narrow ones could be turned into tiny pleats in place of the shirring. Please excuse my passing along dress ideas to you Debi, but you wear dresses and I do not. Where I am now, dresses are either micro mini or occasionally maxi. A vintage or vintage reproduction garment would probably not even be recognized as such. You and your friends know how to have fun!


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