plans for the summer
There are some iconic dresses we all wish we had a copy off, and replica patterns and dresses are enormously expensive, mostly won't fit right or need a lot of work to be turned into something wearable. It is my dream to have a wardrobe that is at the same time classy, vintage and thoroughly me, but that day is still a long long way off.
I recently finished my first really wearable dress and I am so proud of this achievement that I cannot wait until I do it again. I had so much fun tweaking the pattern to my liking and seeing all the pieces come together in the end. I started out from B5603 but ended up changing a whole lot. (Here's a picture of the dress in it's nearly finished state). I really love the multi-coloured dinosaur fabric!!
This however leaves me in the pleasant stage of picking out my future projects and that is what this post will be about. I will probably cover the making of these dresses (and certainly any pattern alterations or design) here on this blog.
I have recently been obsessed by the subway dress from Marilyn Monroe's classic movie the seven year itch. After hours of searching the Internet for clues as to the exact construction of the dress I gave in and watched it. I was also blown away by the simple sheath dress she is wearing in the beginning of the movie. I would love to have a version of both of those dresses!
Since I am buying all my fabric this Sunday I get to work out a lot of the design choices I want to make now. Wonderful! I will get back to you on that.