For my next project (the third garment in the Spring Wardrobe Challenge), I’m creating what I like to call the Spring Green Dress.
The pattern is a vintage Simplicity from 1962, I’ll be sewing version one. I’m planning to use bright grass green rayon for the majority of the dress and add navy bias tape to the edges of the neck, armhole, and cutout in the back. I’m also planning to add a ruffle to the front just like The Selfish Seamstress’s Coffee Date Dress.
This is only the second vintage pattern I’ve attempted, but as I’ve said in previous posts, I’m completely hooked! It’s not just the act of sewing them that’s so much fun, it’s the daydream vintage patterns create. For example, the person who had this pattern before me cut out version 3. I can’t help to wonder their story. Who were they? When (what year) did they make the dress? What fabric did they use? It’s just such a fun way to feel connected to the past. J