This was a Christmas gift for my little sister. This pattern is from 1952, and for a added bonus the truck she is sitting on in the picture is also from 1952 she is wearing it with a very full flounced petticoat I made to go with it that turned out with a 15 yard lower edge :0 I also made a matching dress for her doll from a self drafted pattern. Pattern Description:
girls' one-piece dress with a tucked front, is gathered at front and back waistline, features a round collar and a band front closing. skirt is gathered at waistline, and has short cuffed sleeves. Pattern Sizing:
girls' size 7 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
surprisingly close Were the instructions easy to follow?
the instructions looked like they had been mauled by a cat at some point in their history. I was able to make out a few things but mostly I just ignored them. What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved the style and the details, pretty but not to ruffley. I did not care for the fact that the gathered bodice was supposed to be sewn directly onto the gathered skirt, although it had you put in a waist stay I've never had much success with that sort of application Fabric Used:
cotton shirting Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The only fitting adjustment was a slight narrow-shoulders adjustment.
Also I added a lining and a waistband. Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
yes to both questions! Conclusion:
I loved the way it turned out, not only is my little sister pleased with it (we could barely get her to take it off) but I am also enamored with the look. It has the fifties flare without being to extreme. I love vintage children patterns and after how well this turned out I think I'll be sewing with them more often