The dress must be out there.
May 19, 2012 1:28 PM Subscribe
Mefi Sewers! I am a beginning sewer and just found a fabulous vintage patterned length of fabric (two yards x 58 inches) at a thrift shop for two bucks. I want to make a very simple a-line shift dress that is made from two cuts of fabric, front and back, that sew together on the sides of the body. A zipper in the back is ok. I cannot seem to find a pattern, vintage or otherwise, that fulfills these criteria.
posted by foxy_hedgehog to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (8 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Every shift dress pattern I can find has all kinds of kips and tucks and panels that would ruin the pattern.
Is it because I don't know enough about sewing and this unrealistic? Is this even enough fabric for a two-panel dress?
If you can help me find one that sounds like what I'm looking for I'd be mighty grateful.
I think the fabric is what is called a thin knit. It's made out of the same polyester-seeming fabric a lot of 70s vintage dresses are.
If it matters: to make the pattern fall the "right way" it looks like I may have to cut against the grain.