It is alleged that you can start this dress in the morning and walk out in it to lunch, however, I have read the instructions that include "Step 9, Allow 24 hours before hemming to permit bias to set" so I will not be lunching with the ladies in it today.
|Walkaway dress pattern|
I saw this as an ideal opportunity to take part in a blog challenge, as I have been following Marie at a stitching odyssey the vintage sewing pattern pledge seemed perfect. This is co-run by Maria and Kerry at Kestrel makes and the idea is encourage you to sew either a vintage pattern if you are lucky enough to have any available or a reproduction one.
The beauty of this challenge is that you can start at any point through out the year and you make a pledge that is personal to you. Mine is to make two reproduction retro patterns before the end of the year, however, as I am planning to wear them at the Goodwood Revival weekend in September mine should be completed in less than 9 weeks eek! I hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew!
If you are planning to sew any vintage patterns do think about joining the challenge and if you need some inspiration take a look at what has already been achieved on this Pinterest board
Do you have a favourite vintage pattern? and have you been brave enough to make it up?