It can not be done at home as the machine required is too costly, but any plaiting establishment or salesroom of a sewing-machine company will do it.” How charming is that?!
So, for the pattern testing stage, we used bias trim made of linen in a contrasting color to showcase those gorgeous lines.
I hope the future of all sewing patterns goes down that route. As it is, despite being off shoulder, it can get very warm.
So, for what started out in my mind as just another frilly dress, I found myself smitten with each step of the construction process. New to the Library is this darling Butterick sewing pattern #2996.
Listed as a 1920’s frock, it was actually advertised in Delineator Magazine, January 1930 dating it as a late 1929/early 1930 design.
There are darts at the bust, front waistline, and along the back, as well as at the shoulders of the cape, giving this pullover dress it’s subtle shaping.
And if you omit the cape, it makes a fabulous dress on it’s own.