As summer rushes on I am swept up in the current of parties, school and nursery events. I have a back log of finished makes to show, but I am not going to show them now. Instead this is what I am currently making. I was inspired by reading about the Vintage Pattern Pledge to finally make up a vintage pattern. This 1972 Style 3590 pattern was given to me by Phillippa. It was last year I think. I like the square neck shape, the buttons and the yoke with gathers. The pattern is labelled "Sandra" and I cannot help but wonder who Sandra was. She had carefully cut out the pattern for the short sleeved tunic.
I am making View A, the dress version. I hesitated for a long time over the puffed sleeves, not sure if anyone over the age of ten should wear puffed sleeves. But then my upper arms are not what they used to be and I want some coverage some days. So I am going to test the puffed sleeves by making and wearing them. If people shout and point in the street, well then I will know the true power,horror and affront to scoiety of middle aged woman in puffed sleeves. But most likely no one will even notice except me.
You can see I have gone wrong stitching the sleeve insertion and caught a bit of the yoke, creating an annoying tuck, so the next stage will involve my unpicker. I am sewing it up in tiny stages when the littlest is at nursery or asleep, in between taxi driving the big two around. I have a list of jobs as long as can be but I am steadfastly ignoring them to finish my dress for holidays.