The ‘You look like a 40’s Nurse’ Dress
Fabric: Stretch poplin cotton in kelley green $3.00m and stretch poplin in white $9.00m (-20%). Total 19.22
Pattern: McCalls 4769
Notions: 7 white Rose buttons, 4 in stash, 4 new. $1.99. Interfacing form stash
Time to complete: 15hrs +, my one step button hole was not one step!
First worn: Jan. 16, 2012
Wear again?: I’m sure!
When I saw this week’s theme I knew the exact buttons I wanted to use. I’d been saving these in my stash for just the right fabric / pattern combo. My machine is meant to have a 1 step buttonhole function, maybe it did in 10 years ago but now it’s a 3 to 4 step…Frustrating but I pushed through.
I just love the colour in this; it’s my favorite green out there! For so long I’ve wanted to make a dress in this style, and now I have I know why I put it off! I HATE collars! They suck… (If anyone knows a trick or you tube clip, please!) Hopefully with practice I’ll get better. And hand sewing…soooo much! Oh well it’s was TOTALLY worth it, I just love it! Even if the BF says I look like a 1940’s war nurse, I’m happy with it.
I was planning to have this finished by the deadline but alas it was way too hot in this week. It’s been like 30 to 35 outside and in the sewing room, about 40!
A big thanks to Mum for being the camera person too!
Hopefully the heat won’t get to me as much this week…