100 Yard Dash
Fabric | Metro Linen
Pattern | Advance Pattern 2684
Year | 1940’s
Notions | Zip ,beads and thrifted bias binding
Time to complete | 4 hours
First worn | for these photos
Wear again? When Summer swings around for sure.
Total price | $16 a metre, a tad pricey but I couldn’t resist.
Can I guess what you may be thinking? that’s not 1940’s what is Kazz on about? Oh but it is Sew Weekly ladies it is. It’s from this lovely little vintage pattern that I picked up on Etsy awhile ago that I probably paid too much money for but needed to have a 1940’s pattern in the kit to cover myself for fun little challenges like this one, phew! Yay for thinking in advance Advance Pattern 2684 to be precise, did you like that segue hey, hey? and what a magic fit she turned out to be I had no alterations to make at all that’s almost unheard of with these vintage patterns.
I spied this lovely metro linen— 55% Linen and 45% cotton in Spotlight over the weekend and decided to just go with it. They had the same print in blue hues and brown hues I was getting myself in a tizzy over which one I should choose. As soon as I got home I threw it in the washing machine, as it was drying I thought, I wished I’d picked the brown. In the end after seeing these photos I was happy with my choice.
I know this isn’t your conventional 1940’s dress but you and I both know that really wasn’t going to happen; I’ll leave that to the big guns. I thought I’d style and wear this little number my way so I can wear it over and over, there’s no use spending money and time on something you’ll never wear again, right? When Summer swings around I’ll be popping this one over my head for sure. I’m so glad I got to sew this little pattern.
On to construction: as you can see the bodice is gathered along the waistline and along the chest where the hand sewn beads are this really makes the dress comfortable, I guess with all that ease right!? I had some thrifted purple bias binding so I used that to finish off all of the edges including the piping around the peter pan collar. I like these accents, what I’m not fond of is how easy the fabric wrinkles but the texture is glorious.