June in Frocktober

My eldest daughter found in this sewing magazine,


La Maison Victor, a 50s style dress: the June Dress. She loves the 50s and is always looking for dresses. Being a student she is always short on money. She asked me if I could make her the dress. Together we went for fabric shopping on a very sunny day in september. She wanted a fine wool and a kind of dark grey to turn the June Dress into a Autumn Dress.

This dress was made for her birthday. While I was sewing this dress, I thought back to earlier times when I always sewing clothes for her and her sister for special occasions.

I first made a muslin. My eldest wears European size 42 and has cup size E. I had to make a FBA. Wearing the muslin she also wanted a narrower neckline and a more higher back neckline. There were also some small fitting alterations.


I decided to make the pleats in the skirt deeper. When she was wearing the muslin I found them a little bit to small for her size. The dress is fully lined: therefore the dress is pleasant to wear.

This was the first time sewing a pattern from LMV. This is a good pattern. I copied the pattern before buying the fabric. It saves us 1 meter of fabric: instead of the 2.50 meter I only needed 1.50 meter. I think the problem lies in the fact that the amount specified applies to both fabric width 1.10 and 1.50 meter. And to be honest the fabric that my daughter chose is 1.50 meters wide.


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