They say if you're old enough to have worn it once, you're too old to wear it now. I usually agree with that. But of course, there are always exceptions, right?
And I think it's so cute! Don't you just love the fabric?
The fabric is very Messoni- like . I don't remember where I got it, maybe Montreal on Rue St. Hubert or maybe Ottawa. It doesn't matter. It's just very soft, expensive looking, not too light weight and has a nice drape. Very 70's, don't you think? I don't know the fiber content but there's probably some acrylic, or rayon in there. Here's a closer look.
This was a very easy sew. The style is very simple for a Vogue Designer pattern. It took me an hour to cut out because of the need to match the linear pattern and exactly three hours to sew. I highly suggest it for quick fix sewing project.
The neckline is gathered and then the neckband is added and hand stitched to the inside.
The top is sewn to the skirt,then the seam serves as the casing for the elastic.
I added side pockets and am so glad I did. You automatically look for pockets to put your hand into when you wear this dress! I also added an inch to the length of the bodice so it would blouson a bit.
The sleeve hems are done by machine and I used the pretty selvedge as the hem at the bottom of the dress..
Now about the Baby Boomer thing. I wouldn't feel at ease wearing this maxi in public. I'm really quite sensitive about age appropriate dressing, but I'll enjoy having it to wear for barbecues and get togethers this summer with friends and family. It will also be a fun at-home-dinner-date-with-my-husband outfit.
It's also a fun piece to accessorize and I have a plethora of necklaces, belts, and of course just the right shoes. Look here if you want to see.
My husband thinks it looks like a Hippie dress!
Oh My Goodness! I have too many clothes! I have three sisters and for a while,I'm going to be sewing for them.They'll each get a dress or maybe two. I'll show them as I get each one finished.
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