I have finally sewn up a dress from one of Rita's patterns. McCall's 6770 from 1963. A slim sleeveless dress with a three gore skirt. Scooped neckline, curved seaming in the bodice. Skirt has gathers at the front and has a back pleat. I changed the side zipper to a back one and have used a zip with a lovely big gold hoop for easy gripping. I had every intention of doing a lot of invisible stitches and learning how to use my blind hem foot, but as usual, I was just far too impatient and had to wear it yesterday. I love the fabric, it's very kitsch. As usual, my dress is loud and unmissable. This was a very simple pattern and I love love love the look of the straight skirt. I feel very mature. I will definitely make this dress again, in a block colour, and I will (somehow) make the neckline narrower.
|close up of zip|
|Nursery Rhyme cushion|
|Alby and I at the palour|
|My mum Neicy, age 17.|
I will have to post some of my fave photos of the trip sometime soon. Here is one photo at ACME gallery, in one of Rita's dresses.