The “I Prefer Housekeeper” Dress`
Fabric: Vintage woven linen – $12 for 3 yards from Etsy
Pattern: Simplicity 2101 – $3 from Etsy
Year: c. 2009
Time to complete: About 5 hours
First worn: July 2010
Wear again? Yes.
Total Cost: ~$15.00
Today's creation is the first in a series of dresses I'm sewing using Simplicity 2101. The inspiration for this series is Pattern Review's latest contest, One Pattern, Many Looks – I'm going to be making four dresses all from one view of 2101. The trims and slight variations (sleeve length, dress length, fabric choice) is all that will differentiate each dress. My ultimate goal is to create four dresses that each span a different period of time, this first one being my 1940s take.
The white Peter Pan collar has caused my husband to affectionately calls this my "maid dress." Promptly after his take on this dress, I punched him in the stomach I unbuttoned the top two buttons to make it a little less stodgy.
The fabric, a linen I purchased on Etsy, is an example of one of those pieces of fabrics that I absolutely adore as just material and then am slightly indifferent once completed. It's pretty and all, but it just sort of blends together when photographed. I'm starting to think I'm a big floral print or geometrics kind of girl.