I used this boring ol' pattern:
This is my favorite element of the dress. I added a keyhole back and overlapped the top to include a button closure.
I found these vintage buttons in a hole-in-the-wall fabric store right across the Tappan Zee Bridge a couple of years ago.
Can we just bask in the beauty of vintage buttons...made in Italy? It feels rich, doesn't it?
I'll find out tomorrow if I made round 5!!!! Here is the fifth challenge:
Vintage dresses are made up of clean lines, darts, pleats, buttons, and feminine shapes.
But most importantly, they are about a great fit!
6 Seamstresses will compete in this challenge.
You will have 2 weeks to complete this challenge.
Challenge: Sewing a garment from a vintage pattern is challenging. The pintucks, pleats, and precise fit can be difficult to master. Choose a vintage pattern and modernize the piece. You can modernize your piece with styling, embellishment, or fabric.
You will be judged on difficulty, craftsmanship, how fashion forward your look is, and FIT!
Take your time, you will have two weeks to make it perfect!
The winner will receive a Silk Bundle (6 yards).
Pictures are due on Oct. 21st
Please remember to not collage your images. Send us single images and we will select the three that best represent your garment.
Send us a picture of the pattern you used and an explanation of what attracted you to that pattern and material.