It was pretty easy to sew, but needed some modifications.
p.s. The movie is good. Especially if you are interested in the life of Shakespeare.
The circumference measurements for this pattern are very close to my measurements, but that's not the only thing to work about. I found out that it was quite long waisted on me.
It is a big time saver to be able to fold out that extra length in the bodice before cutting.
Need to read through the instructions so I can work on multiple sections at once. My favorite way to work. But, wait!
Side note: Look! no shading to indicate right and wrong side of fabric, just interesting.
I made this dress using all modern techniques including serging and machine made buttonholes. It is what I'm used to. It is faster. And, I'm not a reenactor, just sewing for fun.
I need to do some research on when we started using interfacing and understitching though.
AH! next blog. 😊
Here is the story. I tried on the dress and HATED it! It looked like something my grandmother wore. And this is when grandmothers really looked like old ladies. I think she was about my age ... sigh!
The dress fits well but ... what do I hate about it????
I remember something my aunt Erna told me a while ago. She said she always likes garments to have an "openish" neck. And that is exactly what this needed. The neck on the dress pattern was unattractively too closed.
I am MUCH happier, still something ... the skirt looks too long to me. But, that's an easy fix.
I find it so interesting that now a days, one can really get away with wearing a dress made from a 71 year old pattern with hardly changing it.
In perspective, I graduated from high school in 1971. There is no way we could have worn a dress made from a 1900 pattern then.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this topic. I find it so interesting.