Tasha has some really amazing, vintage-inspired sewing at By gum, by golly!, including her birthday wrap dress. Tasha used a vintage pattern from 1962, McCall’s 6617 and the fabric is from the Windham Fabrics Floursack Collection.
I have always loved wrap dresses! There is just something so easy, fun and casual about them. In my daily life I wear a lot of vintage styles (either original vintage or sewn by me), but actual vintage wrap dresses can be quite expensive if you do find them. So I set out to sew my own! I found an amazing vintage dress pattern from 1962 on eBay, and paired it with a medium-weight cotton that looks like a reproduction print from 1930s or 40s feedsack fabric. And I love the results! It’s a cute and summery style, has big useful pockets (that I lined with rayon bemberg for a bit more stability) and is easy to wear because of the forgiving wrap style. It’s a great style to showcase fun prints and patterns too. And as a bonus, since it’s cotton I can throw it in the washer and dryer! All of these things make it a dress I just adore wearing.
If you’re like to read more about it, I posted it on my blog in April. I definitely see a closet full of these in my future, so stay tuned for more versions this summer!