Vintage Sewing

National Wear Red Day Dress

February 7, 2009

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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