Misses Wrap Dress


It may have taken me over a year to get around to making this vintage 1952 dress but it was so worth the wait. I'm in love, and now I've made one I want to make 100's in every colour and pattern combination! 

I discovered the pattern like everyone else - through the Great British Sewing Bee - and instantly saw the potential for some awesome contrast combinations to happen! So when I finally got round to sorting it I decided to order my Crystal print in it's original grey pencil design from Spoonflower on combed cotton, plus some plain black polycotton. I used plain black bias taping to contrast against my pencil repeat pattern and added some of my grandma's vintage buttons to the front to add an even more personal touch. 

I'd quite like to make this in my Crane, Swallow, Frog design (imagine it with light pink contrast!) for a more spring look, or even in my Bones print for something a bit more alternative. That's the joy of this pattern, you can really make it so unique in it's design that the combinations are endless!

Now that I feel totally invincible (sewing wise) I'm pretty excited to get started soon on my next dress pattern from Simple Sew with their Trudy Dress - Wednesday Adams vibe here I come! 

Have any of you had a project that you've been putting off which you want to finally finish? Have you also attempted this dress pattern?

Hope you're having a great start to the week, and hopefully a productive one by the end! 

Deborah x