I'm participating in the Vintage Sewalong and thought I'd double post in case that blog isnt on your radar.
Time to tackle this Aust Home Journal teenage frock ! This was my first vintage pattern purchase (ever!) and I freaked out at the lack of markings on the pattern pieces, so stowed it away thinking oh well, the cover is cute to look at.
The pattern is for a 24inch waist, so I thought I'd measure the pieces with the darts 'darted' and the seam allowances marked.
Anyway, I figured I'd just make this up and see where to go from there.
Cue a cute print scored yesterday from the Salvos on the highway - 2.9 metres x 90cm wide for a measly $2.
I'm thinking for the back, I could place the pattern piece on the fold at the top of the piece, and pivot it so the bottom part is about 1centimetre in from the fold, thereby giving a bit of extra fabric across the back ? Is that a plan ? Its tightest across the shoulder blades, but fits ok at the top of my shoulders, so don't just want to make the whole piece bigger. I could increase the dart suppression (new word to the vocab here - thanks to this fabulous dart posting by Sherry!) at the base of the dart to take up the extra fabric? Your views?