Photos of me wearing the Pat Perkins 1950s dress and my 2021 version

Please note: I forgot to button the second button on the Alice Elizabeth dress when putting it on for the photo. The Pat Perkins dress is a little short in the waist for me. otherwise the fit is very good. There is a 2″ style ease at the waistlisne which makes putting on the dressContinue reading “Photos of me wearing the Pat Perkins 1950s dress and my 2021 version”

Pat Perkins Everyday Dress, circa 1950s – Analysis

Introduction Further consideration of my plans for my next project is needed. The sketch of the chambray shirtwaist dress expresses my idea. However, the details I had envisioned must be changed. I had planned on having in-seam buttonholes. I have been wanting to try this kind of buttonhole for a long time. I want toContinue reading “Pat Perkins Everyday Dress, circa 1950s – Analysis”

Hand Worked Buttonholes

Hand worked buttonholes are an acquired talent. They take more practice to become good at. There is a benefit to using them. First it is the mark of a custom made garment. It sets the garment apart from mass produced clothing. There is also more control in the stitching and less risk of stretching orContinue reading “Hand Worked Buttonholes”