This is hands-down my favorite make to date. Seen here at a birthday party, This is my beloved vintage mail order pattern Prairie Farmer 9252 from 1962. I promise to get some better photos of it (perhaps one standing up!) but for now, enjoy the line drawing on the pattern envelope:
I’ve made it up here in a 100% polyester “simply silky print” from Joann’s. It’s a chocolate background with ivory polka dots. This stuff is so floaty and light that the skirt flies up to my shoulders in a stiff breeze a la Marilyn Monroe! I made functional self-covered buttons for the shirtwaist but it requires a side zip to get that nipped in waist on and off. It has an 8 gore full skirt with a cut-on notched collar and raglan sleeves.
I honestly don’t know how polyester gets such a bad rap, as this thing is about as cool and breathable as I could imagine. The big bonus for me is that it doesn’t require pressing after a wash. It has been my go-to garment all summer whenever I want to look put-together without being too fancy.