It just hit me today that I have about four months to go until the wedding and I have no dress. :( I have fabric, oh plenty of fabric. Yards of ivory lace and some ivory silk backed velvet, but no pattern. Well, actually I had one in mind, my 1930s Bestway Fashion evening dress pattern, but after making a test muslin decided I hated the little gathered bodice. I thought I could combine the skirt of that pattern with the bodice from another pattern .... three test muslins later .... fail. It's just not going to work. And now I don't know what to do.
I've given up trying to shop for a modern dress because nothing feels right and fits with our 1930s/40s wedding theme. I could wear one of my 1940s satin wedding gowns but, eh, I'm just not feeling the satin. That and I don't want long sleeves and can't bring myself to alter a vintage gown to that extent.
So now this is the pattern I have my heart set on but must prepare myself for the fact that I may not be able to get a copy. I saw McCall 8315 posted on Mom's Vintage Patterns Facebook page last week. It's not one of her patterns just one of the many gorgeous vintage evening fashions she shared recently.
I love everything about this pattern. The cut of the skirt, the little sleeves and gathered bodice, and of course the back! The only change I would make is to add a little sweep train. If you own this pattern would you be willing to make a tracing for me?? Pretty please? I would be eternally grateful and will happily trace a pattern of your choosing from my own stash in exchange.
|McCall 8315 - I need to find a copy!!!|