National Wear Red Day Dress

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.

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5 comments… add one

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

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

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

  • Thanks, y’all.

  • Very nice outfit! I like the dress alot.


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