These are the two patterns used for this dress: Simplicity 8425 and Burda 6937.
BurdaStyle magazine had a version of this dress last year, long and with a tie collar. I was going to use this pattern and make the changes, but last time I did that the dress did not turn out very well and it's in the donation bag.
Here I am in Red Wing Minnesota, standing by the worlds largest work boot (Red Wing brand).
At one of the first ad agencies that I worked for, Red Wing Shoes was our client, so it was fun to check out their museum. And since they started production on the vintage line for women it was also very tempting.
Easy to make, not much to tell about this. Had the fabric for a long time, it is kind of a polar fleece, but not as heavy.
This is the other franken pattern, New Look 6468 and for the sleeves Vogue 8510. Because of a fabric shortage I cut the sleeves in half, added a seam allowance and added the trim that matches the ties.
Another flannel and I also bought some more at Jo Ann's at the $2.50 sale, so more to come.
It is really the perfect fabric for a cold climate. Flannel also washes and wears nicely and it's so soft.
The only caution is if you have wider hips, add more ease in the skirt.