Rochelle and Tasha are hosting a Fall for Cotton vintage sew-along, and I’ve decided to join in! I won’t be sewing from a vintage pattern, but I’ll be using this Vogue pattern and aiming for a bit of a 50s look. I’m going to combine the sleeveless bodice with the circle skirt. You might remember that I did a failed muslin of that version of the bodice with a different skirt. The Craftsy class on fitting was kind of useless for my fit problems on my next muslin so I ended up taking it with me when I visited my parents in July, and my mom helped me get all of my fit issues sorted out. With my pattern adjusted, I just needed some motivation to get a dress made, and this sew-along is just what I need!
I’ll be using a plaid cotton from my fabric stash. I recently preshrunk it, so I just need to iron out the wrinkles, and I’m ready to go! I have a few other pieces of fabric in my stash that are big enough to make this dress, but I chose the plaid for a few reasons. The plaid should be easy to work with because the grain is so easy to identify, and I have tons of this fabric so I can redo the bodice at least twice if I need to. The fabric also has no sentimental value for me so it won’t be the end of the world if the dress ends up weird. This is going to be my first dress so I’m trying to be realistic with my expectations. I’m hoping it will turn out cute and wearable, but there’s a slight chance that it might not.