After making my pink-and-gray plaid 1930s dress, I decided to make the pattern again. This time I used a pinstripe in sea foam and white, and used eyelet for the sleeves and yoke.
The result was a very spring-ish kind of dress, perfect for transitional days when short sleeves are too cool.
It went together even faster than the pink and gray one - probably because this was the second time for this pattern and I knew what I was doing.
This time I did not do a lapped seam on the yoke, but it still worked just fine when assembling.
I lined the front and back bodice pieces so that I could wear it with a half slip. Since the eyelet is fairly sheer I wanted to avoid shoulder straps. The giant bow is just pinned on so I can wear it with or without.
Since it was kind of rainy when we took these pictures, I had to carry one of my vintage umbrellas around a little, just for fun!
And because we didn't have to avoid full sunshine, I got to take a few pictures by the gorgeous iris bed in our yard.
Everything I liked about the first version of this pattern, I like about this dress too. The details, and the blousy-but-not-too-blousy fit. The belt adds a bit of stripe play to the outfit.
For this version I used the other bodice view since because of the stripes I couldn't cut it on the bias, though I didn't follow the instructions for doing that view's facing. So it is changed up a bit from the first version. I also lengthened this version. It's quite long and elegant when I'm standing, but when I sit down, because the skirt isn't very flared, it doesn't look so long.
I didn't have a hat that matched, so my accessories are simple. My favorite white gauntlets mirror the openwork pattern of the eyelet.
I also bought a pair of reproduction T-strap, spectator shoes. They are supposed to be suitable for costumes from the Titanic era into the 1930s. I don't know how long they will last since they are not real leather, but they are very pretty, and I needed white shoes.
What fun to see an idea worked up in real life! If I ever need a 1930s tea party dress, this is it.