This is a totally new pattern! Well, new as in “I haven’t sewn it before/posted it before” not new as in “produced in this century.”
This is Vogue 8460, and I lurrrrrrve it:
(sorry for the fuzzy image, click on the pic to see it bigger)
I know on the pattern envelope it looks like a party dress, but I have enough party dresses … Here’s what I made with it, shown with belt (purchased):
This is a nice shirting fabric I bought online sometime last year. Here it is sans belt:
Of course, the pleasure in this dress is in matching those rainbow stripes!
They don’t match at the waistline, but that’s okay, the chevron effect on the skirt is what I was going for:
This zipper? This is probably the best zipper I’ve made in AGES. B+!
And the back stripe matchup:
I hemmed it with bright vintage hem facing, which I love. It’s getting harder and harder to find bright hem facing these days. (Also, I’m going to fewer yard sales.)
The shoulder stripes … you can see the facing rolling a little there, I probably should have understitched it:
Here’s a glimpse of the neckline facing. I zigzag finish my facings on the inside (and I also didn’t press this one very well):
And the back (the skirt’s not properly positioned in this one, sorry!):
I’ve made this pattern twice more since this one, and I really love it. It’s super-simple to wear (and yes there are pockets in all these dresses)!