This was a fairly simple and straightforward pattern for me until it came to the zipper. Most vintage dresses have side zippers and they really are a nice touch and practically invisible. I’m not always the neatest when it comes to zippers. I have to admit when I was in design school a million years ago that I used to actually pay the dry cleaner to install them for me! I wasn’t exactly a stellar design student in those days, being more interested in going out dancing at night. How I dragged myself weary and bleary eyed to class, many a time. I wish I could do it over again! 

I used a border print cotton fabric I bought in the downtown LA garment district for only two dollars a yard. I may spend a fortune on gas to get there but it’s so worth it! 
The pattern was a tiny bit big but I didn’t notice it in my fitting and I already sewed the lining in so I’ll have to make a self fabric belt which is on my to do list.
To learn more about my shameful zipper anxiety visit me at Sew Country Chick.
I also have a nice little giveaway going on in my previous post!
Have a great weekend!

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