May 20, 2013

So Mod

dress- made by me, Simplicity 7673
brogues- Seychelles via TJ Maxx
bracelet- c/o Merci Beaucoup
rings- thrifted/gifted

Allow me to toot my own horn for a hot second... I made this dress. Myself. With little help. Toot. Toot.

I fell in love with the pattern when going through my Rubbermaid boxes of vintage patterns! The shape looked easy enough and it did not have to fit perfectly, so adhering to the pattern fairly strictly was going to be easy. My body is not a perfect pattern size (my Mom's is, which is why she has never understood why things she's made me don't fit like I want them to), so I had to take it in before putting the final stitches. In fact, the measurements on the pattern pieces said that my original cut was going to be too small and I was going to add a section in for contrast to cover up the oops. As soon as I pinned it on me, however, it swallowed me. What is it with stock patterns and off-measurements? Has anyone else had this issue?

Anyway, since this dress has such a mod shape, I wanted to keep the feel and add white accessories! I rarely get the chance to don these brogues but today was the perfect occasion. Now I have to figure out how to wear it next... any ideas?

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