Last Christmas, my sister-in-law got me this lovely green and white chevron fabric. It’s some sort of cotton blend, with a bit of stretch to it. I loved it instantly, and set it aside for something special. Well, it’s been sitting in my stash since then, irritating me because I can’t figure out what to do with it! So tonight, I finally decided to cut out pieces for my favorite 60s dress. It’s Simplicity 1609 which I have made twice before and simply adore.
However, I’m not sure if I like the dress without embellishments. The chevrons are a little overwhelming by themselves. So! I need your help! Which of the versions below do you like best? The dark fabric is a navy linen I have…if I use a contrasting fabric, though, I will probably go out and buy cotton. I’ll take alternate color ideas, too.
Here is the dress without alterations. If the bust darts look wonky, it’s because they are just pinned in place.
Version 1 has epaulets on the shoulders and a stripe down the front center.
Version 2 has navy around the neckline and the hemline.
Version 3 would have a bow like the teal dress below, but in the contrasting fabric.
Ideas? Thoughts? I would love input! Thanks, and happy sewing!