I'm so excited, after finishing ALL of my current sewing projects, I finally get the chance to start something new! I have very few summer dresses so I picked this 1952 Vintage Vogue re-release pattern (available at your local fabric store in sizes 6-22) The pattern is Vogue 2902 View A. The dress is fully lined with a circle skirt and side zip closure. It also has an inside belt to help take some of the weight of the skirt off of the shoulder straps.
I read a few reviews about this pattern, some good, some not so good so we'll see what happens. One review from an experienced seamstress said that a muslin for the bodice is a must-do to get a good fit. I think I'll take her advice.
I am SO excited about the fabric that I picked. I needed over 4 yards for the whole dress and I really didn't want to spend $10 or more per yard on fancy repro fabric. After a while of searching etsy, I found this adorable Paris Market fabric from downshadowlane on etsy. I love the colors and the vintage feel of the fabric. I think it will be really fun for summer and cute with a cardigan for cool autumn days. I can't wait for my fabric to get here so I can start sewing! I'll let you all know how this pattern works out!