As expected my obsession with short and simple dresses has not subsided. So what am I to do? Start sewing, naturally! But I’m feeling a bit lazy, I despise setting in zippers and want relatively easy sewing projects. So I’ve rounded up some patterns (not vintage!) that seem to fit the bill. The above pattern is Simplicity 2360. It has the same feeling as the Sessun dress from my last post, particularly the yellow print on the left.
New Look, it seems, has a plethora of slip-over-your-head, no-zippers-to-install or buttonholes-to-make dresses and tunics. I think you have to use a bit more imagination here but I see the potential, can’t you?
I don’t have much in the way of fall/winter fabrics as I’m mostly a summer dress kind of girl. But I’m thinking of blacks, grays and navy blues; wool, fine wale cord, linen, super thin and soft denim…even voile or lawn in a dark color. Have any of you used one of these patterns? If so, let me know!
I’ll also do a round up of vintage patterns from my stash. I’ve got a bunch of a-line mini dresses from the ’60s that are really cute although a little more complicated in construction and probably have zippers. (Which is why I’m leaning more towards these new patterns – for now.)
Have a sweet Thursday!