Here's the thing: much of the vintage fashion I see/wear/own etc. doesn't fit like today's clothing. Why would you expect it to? Like I mentioned before, things will not "fit like a glove" or super-close to the body unless they are tailored that way. This dress has so few seam lines that it's not going to fit like a fabric with 50% stretch. It's not jersey knit, it's a woven!
I suppose this point could be argued, "Oh, but you could have MADE it fit more like (insert spandex-y fabric here)!" My argument: it's a shift dress and you need room to move. End of story.
70s once-pantsuit-now-dress that I re-created. One of my favorite fabrics ever! I think this was the choice that made the dress.
And there you have it: my 2nd iteration of the Mix n Match dress. I got to put to use collar + facing + zipper construction which was a minor puzzle at first, but then made sense once I took some things apart. I'm still less-than-happy with the way I sewed the back of the collar, but there are always things you learn each time you sew no matter how long you have been constructing things.
I actually think I might wear this one for Christmas.