Fabric: 2 1/2 yards from SAS: 10.00 - content unknown... it was on the sale pile.
Zipper from SAS: .25
Organza for gussets: 1/4 yard: 2.50
Fusible Interfacing: leftover from another project: 0.00
Pattern: Wiggle Dress from Gertie 's New Book for Better Sewing
The inside seams are sergered, except for the facing, which I applied a bias tape to. I wasn't going to do the facings at all and switch to bias binding, but in the end, I just didn't want to deviate from the pattern. I think I will be sewing this again, so I'll try bias instead of facings on the next version. Bottom line it that I love this dress and would definitely recommend sewing it. It goes together really quickly with not much hand-sewing. There are only four pattern pieces if you don't count the facings.
Tracing around the pattern pieces is a little annoying (see Wiggle Dress, step 1), but in the end, worth it.
I am still not convinced I've sewn something I can wear to the office, though. It is a little more "LOOK AT ME!" than I generally go with. Someday I will sew something practical. But not even the next dress because it is another version of this pattern. I am also anxious to try another one of Gertie's patterns from the book.
I am happy to submit this dress into the Mad Men challenge this year on Julia Bobbin's blog. I can't wait to see the other entries! Everyone always does such a good job.
Image from Julia Bobbin's Blog.