I know I'm posting this project disgracefully late, and I apologize. I kept waiting for the right opportunity when I could get photos of this dress before it became wrinkled after a day's wear, and finally realized it wasn't likely to happen, so I took photos anyway despite the wrinkled state.
It's the dress I made for Easter Sunday this year, and another one in the lineup of green garments I made this spring when I was on a green fabric binge for some reason. (The others were my 1940s 2 piece suit, and flowered house dress).
I had already made a trial version before I cut into the sage green linen I'd been saving for this project, and besides being faster to make since I knew what I was doing, this version turned out much better in both fit and finish - which is how it should be!
This time I made the tie collar option - which I absolutely love! - and added the half belt in the back so it's worn without a coordinating separate belt yet has the trim look a belt provides. The linen pleats press so nicely.
It's my favorite pattern so far for the slender 1950s style of dress. Easy to make and yet with special details that makes a project a favorite.
Back kick pleat detail:
For my transition from winter wear to spring, I went with a delicate color scheme and paired it with all ivory accessories in the same creamy shade - my favorite summer vintage heels, vintage hat and gloves, and matching jewelry set. The flower clip and bag are modern.
I know...an Easter dress should have a lush green background and blooming flowers, not sun-dried Idaho summer hills! That's what I get for procrastinating. :-)
So...at long last there is my 1950s Easter dress for 2016! I suppose better shared late than never. :-)