Ah, I wish Frocktober would never end, I feel special wearing a different dress everyday. I can't keep up the pace though. I want to go back and wear some again. It is a great way to confirm my suspicions about some dresses being on their way out of my wardrobe and others confirming their places as faves.
Day 22. Off to an all day Hen's do. I made this dress this week on a whim. I wanted something sparkly and this frock does not disappoint. Made from simplicity 8498 from 1972 from some itching metallic fabric and odd length of vintage trim from my stash. The dress came together really quickly but the hem did not behave, it was very slippery and hard to get straight. I ended up sticking a bit if horsehair in the hair to help give it some structure. Check out my fabulous 1960's sparkly shoes that I found in their box in perfect condition
I had been wanting to make a sailor dress for a while and had a 1950's pattern that I was planning to use, but then I came across Simplicity 5349 from 1973. I have been digging the style of the 70's dresses lately so rolled with it. I attached the collar wrong a couple of times because I didn't fully read the instructions and had to unpick it. I also attached it right and unpicked it in shear confusion and frustration!! If it didn't happen this way this dress would have been super fast to make. I love it and can't wait to rock it again.
pineapple dress with the very fabulous back. I would wear this dress all the time except I have to wear these disposable bra stickers to hold the girls in place.
pony dress. I dig this style with the low scooped back and plan on making a dress with some sweet pink lace for a wedding coming up soon. Ginger styled me, Harry Potter style. Isn't she cute in her boy shorts ( picked the fabric herself), Harry Potter glasses and chop stick for a wand.