Pattern: Vogue 4209 (copyright date 1961)
Size: size 10 (bust 31", waist 24.5", hip 33")
Fabric: Michael Miller Cocoa Funky Flowers from Wal Mart (I paid $1.97/metre for this - what a deal!!)
Comments: I bought some absolutely amazing ( and expensive fabric) from Emma One Sock for one of the dresses in my SWAP and I immediately thought of this Vogue pattern. To avoid disaster, I figured had I better make a muslin of this dress before cutting into the good EOS stuff. I'm glad I did. The pattern did not need alot of tweaking, but enough that I would not have been happy if I had just dived in with the good fabric. In the end, I found that I needed to remove some width across the chest and back, but everything alse fit nicely right out of the package.
The sleeve/bodice region was also a bit tricky to figure out at first, but after a bit of playing and testing, I finally worked the construction out. I am now quite content to cut into the SWAP fabric.
Conclusion: This is such a feminine dress with interesting lines. It is quite flattering on and I can't wait to get the SWAP version of this dress completed (I began construction yesterday). I hope to have the dress completed by mid to end of week.