This is my third Vintage Pattern Pledge item for 2014! It's also the 3rd
Simplicity 2847 Slenderette pattern I've made; older ones here. I love a shirtwaist!
And here I am modeling it in front of our garden, which we began working on in earnest this year (as opposed to just mowing the grass & ignoring it). It's coming along quite well & is mostly native plants now. We've been in the house 3 years now, and have done lots inside...it was time to stop being bad neighbors & spruce up the front.
The Roommate & I also made the low slate wall you see...we are inordinately proud of it & it looks great--really adds a lot to the yard. All of which is a way of saying, this is why I haven't been sewing much, and why the one thing I have been sewing has taken forever!
Another reason it took forever? Because it's fully lined with silk & I used Hug Snug seam binding all over the place. It looks great inside, as you can see.
I do love this pattern! It's got pockets, which I always look for on a dress.
It's a really interesting pattern also because the bodice front & back have the sleeves built in...meaning no sleeves to inset, which I hate.
It does have lots of buttonholes, though, which makes up in difficulty/impatience for the lack of sleeves!
The buttons are juniper, and we got them in Tallinn when we were there about 2 weeks ago. I bought 8, not really sure what I'd do with them, and then got home & realized they'd match perfectly with the Tropicale.
I get a lot of use out of my other Slenderettes, so I'm expecting to wear this quite a bit over the next few months before fall sets in.