Retro Pattern, Retro DressSunday, April 07, 2013
Maudella patterns last year. The pattern is Maudella 1406, circa 1960s. The cover features three little girls in flirty dresses with what could easily pass as high heels. The pattern came in only one size '5&6', which had me holding my breath and hoping it would fit.
I felt the loud loud pattern needed some toning down, hence the co-ordinating collar, cuffs and waistband. There was supposed to be double breasted buttons down the front, but I fear a button has not yet been invented to shout louder than this fabric. Remembering the childhood frustration of forgetting to undo cuffs until after clothes were half off, I left the cuffs un-gathered.
Belgian Style series over at Straight Grain. I may not have quite nailed the minimalist style with pinging accent colours, but I will keep trying.