All finished in time to take some outdoor photos, with coordinating blue flowers in the background landscape, a happy coincidence.
Full length view, I think if I remake I will shorten the skirt a bit (I was going for the vintage hem length here) and perhaps taper the bottom of the skirt toward the hem.
Now, promise not to laugh. Full on retro look, vintage purse, pointed-toe shoes, and sunglasses that are about 60 years old. As I have mentioned before, there are a few of us in my family who are of the "keep that, you may need it sometime" variety, so I have some oddball things tucked away which turn out to be just right for a retro photoshoot. Those sunglasses have been in my dresser drawer for years, and this is the first time they have seen the sunshine in years. The pin belonged to my grandmother, and I really love it however I hardly ever wear it because it is real gems and gold - I am afraid I will pin it on a coat and then lose it, so it stays in the dresser as well.
Tomorrow I will take some photos of the dress on the form so you can see the bodice seaming, as well as my version of a hand picked zipper - nice for a vintage detail, but I am glad someone invented invisible zips!
4/14/12, some additional photos on dress form. As mentioned in the comments, now that it is finished and photographed, I think I will shorten a few inches and take in the skirt a bit. Designed in 1962 and wearable in 2012! Does that prove there is nothing new in fashion?
My entry in the Pattern Review Vintage contest is here .
Time to return to current sewing. I still have to finish my Vogue 1143 outfit, and I am getting close. I think I did 5 muslins on pants (not my favorite thing to make) and have finally found a version that will work. Get going Beth, finish that suit so you can wear it!