Hands up who likes plaid!
I was so excited when I stumbled across this plaid at my local Spotlight – the combination of olive, green, beige and orange are perfection!
Unfortunately, there was only a meter left on the roll so I had to chase down some yardage at another store further away. Definitely worth the effort.
The pattern is Vintage Vogue 8811, a very easy dress from 1940. I made View B.
And boy, is this dress easy.
I made a muslin to check the fit of the bodice, and cut a straight 18 (bust and waist). A quick short waist adjustment, and away I went.
I feel like the colourway is striking enough that you can wear red with it, without appearing too christmassy.
A very quick sew, plus the pattern doesn’t take up a lot of yardage (2.6m of 150cm wide). How adorable is the chest pocket cut on the bias?
– Everything? I love the drape of the skirt, the fit of the bodice, the fabric. Also, one of my best side zipper insertions.
– I think I need to make a further short waist tuck, as it’s probably still a fraction long in the torso. I can live with it though.
– Not using shoulder pads
– Made sure the plaid didn’t make a ‘+’ shape at my bust apex (boobs) as that would look awkward…. Hello girls!
Poly tartan/plaid, from Spotlight.
And that’s it.
I would definitely recommend this pattern if you’re ‘Mad about Plaid’, it’s very straightforward to make and a great way to make use of the tartan pattern.
Dress – Vogue 8811, myself
Shoes – Miss L Fire Rosita
Belt and Vintage Bag – Opshop
Bakelite Bangles – Etsy
Brooch – Etsy
Lipstick – Rouge Dior Trafalgar