When I saw this pattern I SQUEALED !! I mean literally yelled in the fabric store …
I must have missed the announcement of this pattern and I\’m surprised because I\’m normally on top of these things either way I loved it the minute I saw it !
If I had to pick my favorite era of fashion I would definitely say the 70! First , its the era that I was born in so thats a win right out the gate! … lol .
BUT the FLARE and EXAGGERATION of the 70\’s is what I adore the most!
Bell bottoms, Flared Jeans , Pant Suits , Culottes, Boots , Platform Shoes .. POLYESTER !! Mannnn…
So when I saw this pattern I had to have it ! ……This pattern is a perfect mix of vintage and modern!!
I chose to construct View D however I will be sewing View C at a later time ! I loved the flared arms and the soft pleating in the bodice …
It lends such a chic effortlessness to the style of the dress.. Don\’t you think ?
The instructions where SUPER EASY to follow …. ON THE OTHER HAND
You REALLY have to put some work into this dress ,there is a lot of gathering, a lot of sewing, and a lot of heming!!. The 7 yards of fabric needed to make the dress should have been a dead giveaway but it wasnt … I purchased my black polyester fabric ( Fitting with the era) and skipped my little happy self to my car …. the shock came later .
Like I mentioned earlier , there is a TON of gathering … you have to gather all the panels of the actual dress and then the panels of the lining to fit around the bodice … In the end I had thread EVERYWHERE !!
BUT OH ! Was it worth it !!! I love how full the dress is and the fabric I chose gave it the perfect drape !!! When I sew it again I will add about 4 inches to the skirt just to get it to hit the ground …
I did manage to extend the arms out 4 inches to accommodate my long arms tho!
I love the dress …
It is a LOT of dress and could definitely be dressed up to wear to a formal event or night out on the town … Im not sure about all day wear tho…. we will see 🙂
I definitely plan on sewing this dress again !
Until next time XOXOXOXO !!!