I finished the tablecloth dress! To be honest I’m ready to move on to sewing some more draping styles. I would like to try this pattern in a a rayon challis. It will be a lot easier this next time since I already have all the pattern revisions made. The Collette pattern blog suggests making a pattern you like up in different fabrics since most of the hard fitting work is done in the first draft. I will be putting it in my vintage and repurposed fashion show in September.
The pattern was mail order and had no brand…
This was the original envelope but sadly there is no postmark. Allin commented on my last post on this dress that it was from maybe 1942 or 1943. Allin worked at the LA County Museum in the costume department.
All the materials were from my thrifted sewing supply collection. The button, rick rack, and zipper were from a yard sale. The tablecloth I bought at the thrift for 2.50$ . The pattern was more expensive, ten dollars, and bought on e-bay.
The finished pattern looked too much like a boxy uniform. A little too housedressy. I lowered the neckline, took in the sides of the bodice, took the darts in, and hemmed it about 5 inches.