Gift of the Wind Dress

by threadsquare

in 1960s,1980s,Dresses

My extra credit project from the recent Simplicity blog hop, from pattern 2444, a modern pattern based off one from 1964. All the lovely versions floating around in the blogosphere tempted me, so I set aside my usual shyness with full skirts. The fabric is an 80s windfall from my mom’s stash, and I just love it. Can you believe she has this in yellow, too?! Might have to confiscate that. Gift of the Wind is a local public art kinetic sculpture, also from the 80s, and its blustery movement truly ties in to the fabric to me.

I fully lined the dress in batiste (also stolen from mom), added stay tape to the pockets for support, and hand-picked the zip. I made my usual adjustments to the back bodice, but am still working on fitting the front. There is some gaping, but not enough to dissuade me from donning the dress. I might be coming around to full skirts… in small doses :) (I love them on others!)

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Katherine April 23, 2012 at 11:09 am

Great fit and I love the fabric. Definitely get hold of the yellow version!

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threadsquare April 23, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Thanks, Katherine! Will do :)

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cowgirl24 April 23, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Cute! I love the quirkiness of the boots with the dress, too!

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threadsquare April 26, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Hey cowgirl! Those boots are made for two-steppin’ :)

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Shannon April 24, 2012 at 6:35 am

Very cute!!!

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