I’m back today with a dress I made earlier in the year and then totally forgot to blog about! I pulled it out of my closet to wear in early fall and so I have a mix today of old and new photos to share. This is a vintage pattern from the 90’s I’ve made before: Style 2618. Last time I made a wearable muslin in an Ikat print and this time I’ve really got the fit down to a T!
This is made in that gorgeous Hokkah Linen Orange Poppies print that was so popular. I saved up for this splurge-it’s a pricier linen- and am so glad I did! I made an orange poppies tank top with my first purchase with just a yard. This time I got more yardage as soon as it was back in stock at Stonemountain & Daughter.
The construction is identical to my first version with 2 changes. I graded out at the hips for ease of movement and omitted the back slit since I cut it on the fold.
It’s a very simple sew with front and back waist darts, bust darts and a curved collar band. The neck darts are fantastic since I could take those in just a bit more to get the fit right. That’s someplace I commonly need to alter so the pattern made that really easy. I love the loop buttons and the back facing behind the buttons makes this very practical to wear (no gaps).
It could also be worn open as a duster too. I added the pants pockets from the pattern to the dress and stitched them down.
at the Naples Botanical Gardens
All the Details:
- Size 12 34/26.5/36
- (Bust fits perfectly- hips graded out)
- circa 1995
- Gifted pattern already cut to a 12.
- Button Loops, Self Faced, Armpit Dart and Front and Back fisheye darts.
- Long, semi-fitted dress sleeveless dress with front buttons, cut-away armholes and raised neckline or cut to tunic length and paired with pants.
Here you can see the bust dart, collar and pocket details.
Fabric- Stonemountain & Daughter
Stonemountain still has yardage in very similar colorway (looks like maybe just a shade lighter?)- Hokkoh – Linen – Fresh Poppies – Natural/Orange available if you missed out! I bought mine way back in May of 2021.
This fabric is just dreamy to work with. It has a lovely hand and drape and the print is gorgeous. If you were on the fence it’s totally worth it. It’s even prettier in person!
Hokkoh – Linen – Poppies – Orange
This beautiful lightweight linen has great drape and a soft hand. It is not sheer and would be perfect for tops, dresses, skirts, and light jackets.
Content: 100% linen
Weight: 2.95 oz per square yard / 100 GSM
Country of Origin: Japan
Lining Fabric- Green Linen purchased from MOOD Miami
Pattern- Style 2618
Sleeveless slim dress tunic top with stand-away neckline, button loop front, narrow shoulders
Size 6-16 (gifted pattern-precut to 12)
I made the dress version in a size 12- graded out at the hips slightly.
I used the pockets from the pants pattern for the dress.
Vintage Orange Buttons from my Stash
My son took a few pictures of me at the Naples Botanical Gardens on a visit a few months ago with my parents and the kids when we saw the Frida exhibit. Look how long my hair was! I love revisiting the gardens since we used to be members when the kids were little before we moved over to the Ft. Lauderdale area.
Back soon with some end of summer makes! Trying to get everything photographed and up on the blog before I get into my Fall/ Winter sewing. Happy Sewing!