Made from McCall's 2337 from 1970. It was very simple to make, once I started. I went to a fabulous fabric sale as mentioned by Summer Flies at Sew Darn Tired, and purchased this pee green wool for a bargain price. (The satin blanket edging around it cost more.) It was almost a circle with a couple of arm holes and an unusual shape cut out that required a dart for the hood and created the shoulders.
|This is what it looks like off.|
Very exciting news though.... I am making a fabulous dress for my cousin in law, Jo. Jo lives with an elderly lady, Libby, that spent her life travelling round the world, instead of settling down and cooking and sewing for her family as was expected of women back in that era. She has no heirs to her vast collection of things, has heard about my sewing and fashion obsession and has offered me her Singer sewing machine that her mother bought her, never used. Her pile of Old Vogue Magazines, not sure of the dates. Jo said the magazine on top is a catalogue of patterns for mail order. And Libby has said I can go through her wardrobe and choose any clothes that I want. Libby is 89. She doesn't throw much out. There may be clothes at least 60 years old. Let's hope some of them fit me or that I can make them fit. I am having kittens I am so excited. It is a long week waiting til Sunday!!