Here is my finished Sew for Victory project! Initially, I was not planning on taking part, but the fabric, pattern, and my need for quick and easy project was perfectly timed.
And how could I resist any excuse for working with a 1940s pattern (reproduction or otherwise)?!
Among the other vintage inaccuracies I have mentioned, this pattern calls for an invisible zipper. Vintage invisible zippers do exist (I even have a few metal ones in my stash that I would guess are from the late 50s from the colors), but I find it highly unlikely that this particular design would have used one. I am not even sure they existed in the 40s.
So why did I end up using one?
Well, it turns out the only cream colored zipper I had on hand was an invisible zipper. So despite my recent back luck with that particular sewing notion, I decided to follow the instructions and opt for an invisible zipper.
The sewing universe was perhaps trying to let me know that I should not give up on them completely. The thin cotton, plus a strip of organza worked just fine this time around.
This dress, I suppose, was meant to restore my faith in the invisible zipper . . .
Dress: Made by me, Simplicity 1587
Shoes: Miz Mooz
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