The Joan Pink and Purple Dress
Fabric: Purple crepe, purple georgette. $5/yd each.
Pattern: McCall’s 4994
Notions: Purple invisible zipper, $1
Time to complete: One week
First worn: Never been worn!
Wear again: Yes
Total price: $15?
I used McCall’s 4994.
This pattern was based off of Joan’s pink and purple dress.
(source: Tom and Lorenzo)
I made two muslins of this pattern before attempting it. I’ve never sewn with crepe before, but crepe is pretty hard to work with. It was slippery to cut and all the pieces grew after cutting. The purple yoke part was improvised from the pattern and is in georgette. I drafted the yoke and the scarf part and swapped out the skirt with a self-drafted pencil skirt with a back vent.
I didn’t think this version was going to work out but am surprised at how well it turned out.
(At some point I need to take more accurate pictures, but these were taken at midnight.)