My final project in sewing class (that I actually didn't get to finish in sewing class because it ended two days ago) is a sheath dress from 1958, Simplicity 2602. I meant to show it to my teacher but I got out earlier than expected and didn't want to interupt her class.My inspiration was this photo of Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway. I really wanted a pencil dress. It isn't a pencil dress but I still like it. I used a hot pink cotton from Jo-Ann. The dress feels very casual but it is cute. I got so many,"Where did you get that?" comments. I feel like it really need the belt.I learned and practiced some new techniques that you can see some of below:
- Tracing the pattern
- Tailor tacks - I love them, they mark just as accurately and much more visible than a tracing wheel.
- Hand picked zipper
I do wish it was a pencil dress, so over the summer I may make a Joan-inspired pencil dress.