I'm labeling my dress progress so that I shall be held accountable and actually do this <smile>.
I bought the pattern a few months ago and immediately set out looking for vintage rayon material. I wanted a pattern with polka dots. I figured this would be a nice neutral start. I didn't want to do anything with too much pattern for my first attempt at a dress. I came across the below polka dot print and only paid $18 for six yards. This shop has some very inexpensive fabrics. I'm thinking red would be smashing color for this style dress but maybe for the next one. I also have more than enough for mistakes lol.
So, this also brings me to another item of discussion. I started also to look at vintage patterns. I came across Vogue Original patterns which had famous designers of the day contribute designs to pattern for home sewing. I was shocked at the price that some of these "just patterns" command!
Check out this Jacques Fath dress pattern that just sold for $260, for the pattern! Most of the patterns in the Vogue Original line by designers are running around $50 for patterns from the 50's.
When I has looking up these Vogue Original patterns, I came across a BIN for the one below just listed for $15 so this shall be my next venture. I am very intrigued by these patterns from famous designers of the day.
Did you know they also have patterns attributed to famous movie stars of the day? I'd love to try a 30's Carole Lombard dress! This one is for sale on etsy right now. I am hoping to find a cheap one on ebay one day.