New Look Maudella 6139 from late 1970s/early 1980s (undated). The only difference between the two views is that one has tie straps, which are a nice detail but not for this version.
Loved the pleats, as a way to add interest when using a plain fabric. I decided to topstitch these in a blue thread that matches the blue slubs in the fabric. And I love the pockets, of course.
Fabric & Notions
Some £5/m fabric bought from the Man Outside Sainsburys in Walthamstow Market earlier this year. I was being sensible and bought this plain-ish fabric because I liked the slubby texture but need to sew more plain garments. It was sold to me as a 'linen wool mix' however it is more 'mix' than anything else. After I washed it, I noticed how static-y it was and this continues to be the main issue with the fabric which I find really annoying. Also it hardly creases too so must have a very minimal amount of linen.
Pattern alterations or any design changes
None, I made a straight 34" bust as I knew it had a forgiving fit.
Zip & Thread £3
This actually took longer to sew than I thought, as it has quite a few pieces when you include the front and back yokes and facings. I was a bit unsure that it would look too much like a maternity dress but although it loose fitting, I really like the shape and how the fabric falls under the pleats. The static fabric is pretty annoying though as it literally crackles when I move, which I am not particularly happy about. I've been getting used to wearing this new shape and think I would make it again.
Also, it's another Vintage Pledge make, so hooray!