A few weeks back I was the oh so lucky winner of Hannah's Pattern Pyramid on her blog Hugs and Kisses. When I finally got the package I had no idea what to make because all of the lady clothes were in smaller or larger sizes then me. So I said what the heck, I will grade a 1970s vintage size 10 pajama pattern to my size (which is a vintage size 16 according to the envelope.) It really was a breeze since the pattern pieces were minimal and very simple shapes. There is even a pantie pattern that I could have made but I realized I likely wouldn't ever use them because they would likely be adorable to take a photo off but diaper-like when worn because they are so elasticized with lots of fabric. No thanks.
I used a soft pink organic cotton jersey for the bodice and a white bamboo spandex rayon knit for the skirt. The lace is likely a cotton... a vintage bit from my stash. When I graded the pattern I went a little too large and had to fold the center front and center back to make a seam. I think it looks like it belongs! I also had to take in the skirt on the seams because I went to big with that as well. I always seem to over-size when I need to estimate this sort of stuff... better then under-sizing! I traced my pattern and used a slash and spread technique. Easy peasy. The I topped it all off with a pretty bow in the middle.
It fits just right, flowy and loose but comfortably close on the bodice. I'll be wearing this when the weather warms up... soon, I hope.