Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Vintage military - New Look 6214

Nothing to wear. Hardly. But what do you wear to a vintage show?
Yes, I bought fabric and buttons.
Sewhopefull made a gorgeous shirtmaker dress version from this fabric too. She has classic styling taste. I thought I bought this from Pitt Trading but Sylvia who was at the vintage fair said it wasn't one of hers. Sewhopefull bought her fabric from Spotlight so that's probably where I bought my fabric from too.
This is the New Look 6214 pattern pic.
I cut this dress out and fused it on Friday night, sewed it up and bought the buttons on Saturday and wore it on Sunday.
This is a simple shirtmaker dress. I kept adding military finishings to balance off the floral rose print. Love the buttons.
A back inverted pleat makes it easy/comfortable to wear.
This shows the waist carrier tabs and self-made belt.
The collar tab was a breeze to make. It was my third one in a week, so it should have been. See the shoulder epaulets? I know it's not that clear in these pics.
And every seam is bound and gaged - sorry - french seams and bias binding have been used to finish each seam. This is a cotton woven so it's going to crease but this print will hide that!
The vintage show made me realise while I enjoy drooling over vintage clothes, I prefer to use vintage styling when I sew and wear new clothes. It was a day of admiring past styles, reinventing classic designs and catching up over coffee and sushi with good friends.

25 comments:

SarahLizSewStyle said...

That is the perfect dress to wear to a vintage show - you almost look like part of the show.

Joy said...

Really like this one - the rose print with the military styling is perfect.

Kristy said...

Shirt dresses are perfect for practically any occasion I think! I especially like the details you've added to stop it looking too twee, although it is a lovely floral print. I'm trying to finish a shirt dress at the moment myself (ironically a vintage pattern) which I'm struggling with, but your lovely dress has inspired me to power through.

Lena Merrin said...

Very nice and fresh look!

Lori said...

So pretty, well done.

kbenco said...

I love your dress. That is just my sort of print, and a shirtmaker dress is so classic. 3 collars in a week sounds exhausting!

Sew Hopeful said...

I love the combination of shirt dress with that print. It works so well. Looks awesome on you. And guess what! We've even used the same buttons! What are the chances of that. The finishing on this dress is just beautiful. Thanks for for lovely comments also.

theperfectnose said...

This suits you so well! Everything you sew is great but this style and silhouette really, really suits you. Also the fabric is great for a vintage event. I'd keep the dimensions in mind for future makes (skirt length, collar width etc)-really awesome.

poppykettle said...

Such gorgeous fabric! Perfect for a shirt dress - a really, really versatile garment! Love it on you.

Janine said...

I love shirtmaker dresses - I think somehow they will always look right. I am very impressed with your collar - no little ` steps` at all - I find that so hard to do.

Linda said...

You are so very productive! Love this dress, the fabric is gorgeous. Truly a great looking dress and you look great in it.

ista said...

Great dress, the pattern choice makes it not as overly romantic as it could be

Diana said...

Very pretty dress. So fresh and spring looking!

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

lovely, that fabric is beautiful and you look so chic.

Dk's Wife said...

It is very pretty, and like everyone else, the details you added are great!

Sheila said...

Lovely dress.

RebeccaHoward said...

A lovely dress. It looks really nice on you and I love the way the romantic print is balance by the military style.

ShanniLoves said...

Soooo pretty!!

BeaJay said...

A great dress. The fabric is a brilliant match to the pattern. Love it.

Sharon said...

Wonderful shirtmaker and love the additional details.

MushyWear said...

Great dress and what impressive details on your finish!

Summer Flies said...

Beautiful and when I saw it I thought of Karen at Did You Make That and I see your comment that you have the same fabric! I like your military touches.

Carolyn said...

Gorgeous style, and perfect choice for a vintage fair. You look lovely :)

Ruth said...

That is so lovely - the print and the pattern but most importantly your devotion to the inside!

Erin i-heart-fabric said...

This is so gorgeous I love the print!! I have some rose fabric in my stash I have been saving for something as nice as yours. It's so beautiful I love it!!

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