When I saw this pattern I SQUEALED !! I mean literally yelled in the fabric store ...
I must have missed the announcement of this pattern and I'm surprised because I'm normally on top of these things either way I loved it the minute I saw it !
If I had to pick my favorite era of fashion I would definitely say the 70! First , its the era that I was born in so thats a win right out the gate! ... lol .
BUT the FLARE and EXAGGERATION of the 70's is what I adore the most!
Bell bottoms, Flared Jeans , Pant Suits , Culottes, Boots , Platform Shoes .. POLYESTER !! Mannnn...
So when I saw this pattern I had to have it ! ......This pattern is a perfect mix of vintage and modern!!
I chose to construct View D however I will be sewing View C at a later time ! I loved the flared arms and the soft pleating in the bodice ...
It lends such a chic effortlessness to the style of the dress.. Don't you think ?
The instructions where SUPER EASY to follow .... ON THE OTHER HAND
You REALLY have to put some work into this dress ,there is a lot of gathering, a lot of sewing, and a lot of heming!!. The 7 yards of fabric needed to make the dress should have been a dead giveaway but it wasnt ... I purchased my black polyester fabric ( Fitting with the era) and skipped my little happy self to my car .... the shock came later .
Like I mentioned earlier , there is a TON of gathering ... you have to gather all the panels of the actual dress and then the panels of the lining to fit around the bodice ... In the end I had thread EVERYWHERE !!
BUT OH ! Was it worth it !!! I love how full the dress is and the fabric I chose gave it the perfect drape !!! When I sew it again I will add about 4 inches to the skirt just to get it to hit the ground ...
I did manage to extend the arms out 4 inches to accommodate my long arms tho!
I love the dress ...
It is a LOT of dress and could definitely be dressed up to wear to a formal event or night out on the town ... Im not sure about all day wear tho.... we will see :)
I definitely plan on sewing this dress again !
Until next time XOXOXOXO !!!