Hot! The Wiggle to Work Dress

IMG_8149I love this dress. Partly because it was made from a stretch fabric that allowed me to skip the zipper part of the dressmaking and partly because the fabric hid all the mistakes I made. Great pattern, as well. The belt buckle is vintage, though I can't recall where I picked it up.

It seems that this pattern is available for $4.99 on eBay. Size 32 bust.

The Facts

Fabric: Synthetic wool? from Darlene's.
Pattern: Simplicity 3836, circa 1963
First worn: October 2009
Wear again? Quite often. Wore in Vegas, work and on a day trip.


Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.


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  1. Holy crap I love this dress! (And your site by the way – what a wonderful idea.) What are the details on this one?

  2. If you’re a size 32 bust, I’ve posted a link to the pattern for sale on eBay above.

  3. It’s very beautiful, what a lovely pattern! Your blog is very inspiring – I’m going to continue with my own similar goal when I finally get my own sewing machine, hopefully not too long to wait!