It’s finished, McCall’s 3326 from 1953 in a lovely vintage floral fabric from the same era, hooray!
If you’re new to mermaid’s purse, or this series of posts, this is the result of an exciting collaboration with Elise Cox, the vintage sewing specialist at Punga Road Studio. I’ll share more of the technical photos and some specific skills I was interested in another post, in the meantime, here are some photos of the finished dress.
I just happened to have some co-ordinating green gloves….
I am very happy with the fit of the bodice and am impressed with the shape the underarm gusset creates and the movement it allows. The floral print on the fabric makes the seams almost invisible.
I am really glad we went for a little definition around the collar, not too much but it breaks up the floral print and subtlety draws attention to that lovely collar.
Oh and the lovely belt and buttons!
Elsie and I had to do a bit of juggling and a late night at her workspace at AUT to get the dress all done in time for The Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand’s symposium, Home Front.
A fitting event for the debut!
Oh I love it! Thank you Elise, for sharing your skills and knowledge and for pulling the late nights after work to make it all happen. I can’t wait for the next project…
And my favourite new second hand shoes! Keds gifted by lovely Estelle of Brighton, thank you x