It has been a brutal week of coughing, fevers, and insomnia, but I finally slept last night (thank you Nyquil! Burn in Hades disgusting cough syrup!). I thought I would celebrate by finally taking some pictures of my Simplicity 1587 dress.
This is the kind of sewing I wanted to do so badly when I started with this sewing thing. Twentysomething, "baby seamstress" me would be so happy to see this dress!
I completely adore this floral fabric! It is a "Gertie" print from JoAnns. The color tones are so beautiful I think.
In wartime 1940s everyone was trying to cut back on the fabrics they used for garments and so I hear they compensated by making their hair fancier and more intricate. As for my attempt at that, well, I did my best! Victory rolls did really help to make the look a bit more authentic, in my non-expert opinion.
Sewing this dress took me a few weeks, a bunch of adjustments, and some improvising (I didn't quite buy enough fabric so I had a "make it work" moment with piecing together the sleeves). I fell in love with this pattern years ago when I first spotted it and I am so glad I got the chance to sew it up now!