National Wear Red Day Dress

by Archive from Blogger on February 7, 2009 · 5 comments

in Vintage Sewing

Lousy photo warning: I took these in a tearing hurry after work yesterday because I have been very remiss in actually posting my creations on here and on Wardrobe Refashion. Plus I don’t like pictures of myself and (cue sad violins here:) and I am in the second week of the Evil Flu from Hades.

But anyhoo, yesterday was Wear Red Day and since I have very little but want more red in my wardrobe, I made a dress.

I used this 70′s pattern:

Stretch and Sew 205, circa the 70's

But instead of the roll back sleeves, I used the tapered ones.

70's jacket and dressHere it is with the jacket I made from this 70′s pattern…

…that has become a favorite. And without the jacket:

This is a very doofy expression and pose but it shows the dress pretty well.

The dress is SUPER comfy and the pattern works up very fast (and easy, obviously, since I was sick the entire time I worked on it). Also, I made no muslin and it fits really well. I think vintage patterns fit me better than contemporary ones anyway.

This post was written by...

– who has written 2514 posts on

Archive from Blogger's posts / Archive from Blogger's website

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Glorious Hats February 8, 2009 at 7:12 am

Looks great. Stretch and Sew Patterns are very nice to use.


Stylopath February 8, 2009 at 7:49 am

Looks fantastic. You’ve inspired me to sew a dress in a stretch fabric. Funky boots and belt too.


Nora February 8, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Tres chic! Looks great on you, and great with the boots!


lorrwill February 11, 2009 at 2:12 am

Thanks, y’all.


Morzel: February 28, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Very nice outfit! I like the dress alot.


Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: