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Another Sunday, another Sunday dress...

This dress gets it's shape from darts sewn on the outside of the dress.

This dress gets it's shape from darts sewn on the outside of the dress.

This Sunday dress I sewed a while ago from a 1998 Vogue pattern from the op-shop. It hasn't dated too badly!  It was a bit of fiddly as  it's completely lined with a side zip.  But still completed in a day (my whole philosophy in sewing!) and terribly comfy to wear.

 I have such fond memories of favourite dresses I made as a teenager, but they're like old friends who are long gone without a trace! Very self-indulgent, I know, .posting what I wear to church on Sunday, but it's just a nice way to document what I've sewn.

Instead of paying $25 for a Vogue pattern, thrift shops have them for 20 cents to $2. 

Instead of paying $25 for a Vogue pattern, thrift shops have them for 20 cents to $2. 

Left thread ends hanging on the dress just for fun...and to annoy my husband...

Left thread ends hanging on the dress just for fun...and to annoy my husband...

Wait, there's more darts on the back too.  Sewn in 100% linen this dress is long wearing...they'll be unearthing it intact in archeological digs...

Wait, there's more darts on the back too.  Sewn in 100% linen this dress is long wearing...they'll be unearthing it intact in archeological digs...