The catch?“ Well, she has more of a 50’s body than a 30s body. Lucky for me I remembered that there was a wrap dress in the late 30s that would work.
Now to find that dress. I had another project to work on so I preferred to refashion something than start from scratch. “ “ Lucky for me I found a dress at Savers that was the right fabric and almost the right cut.
I separated the skirt from the bodice. Then instead of removing fabric from the bottom I decided to keep the existing hem and remove fabric from the top of the skirt. This also gave me added width to create the wrap skirt. I reattached the skirt and left some extra on the inside (I hate wrap skirts that don’t provide enough coverage). I used some of the excess to make the ties. Then I created a button hole large enough to run the tie through on one side. I lucked out and the ties were just long enough to wrap to the back. Stay tuned for the details on the fancy reproduction underthings I made.