Every now and then I stop at one of my favourite second hand stores in a nearby town. It is a large barn like space with lots of books and it has the best selection of second hand patterns of any place I know. I was looking for swim suit or lingerie patterns because I am concocting a retro style swimsuit for my daughter in an effort to come up with something that matches her sketch & description. More on that later.
While I was at it I found Buttterick 3030 to make DD a work top from material that she had bought. She just wanted something simple, pull on, wash and wear. She liked it so I made this.
I modified the back by putting in a CB seam and a sway back adjustment. Then I put two vertical darts for a little bit of waist definition.
Butterick 3030, now OOP
I haven't had a chance to see the top on DD. It was a quick make and something she needs that will not look 'wilted' at the end of the day. If it works there may be requests for more ..
Edited to add I just came across Simpicity 1195 cocktail dress It has raglan sleeves and princess seams. It's just too cute as a dress though ..