Monday, May 9, 2011
Vintage pattern plaid shift dress
This is actually the first time I have used a vintage pattern, even though I have dozens in my stash.
It is Style 4287, from 1973. It had never even been cut out before!!! How exciting! I was concerned as it is a size 12.5, and I am a couple of sizes bigger than that, but I have also read that vintage patterns are made big and I like my clothes more fitted, so I made it anyway-and I actually had to take it in a bit!!!! I also have to say, they made patterns well back then, the pattern paper was good quality, and had not faded or deteriorated at all.
I accessorised with a red necklace from Equip (costume jewellery store)
My red boots from the Number one shoe warehouse
A merino top from Glassons
Leggings from Glassons
Red belt from Creme
I bought the fabric from Spotlight on a road trip through Invercargill. It was a 'christmas fabric', so was quite discounted. I paid about four dollars a metre. Do you think it looks too christmasy? It is a craft cotton, I love the weight of these fabrics. I tried to match the plaid, but it was tricky and didn't really work, I think it was difficult as there are so many seams. It doesn't matter to me, I will wear it anyway.
I loved this pattern so much I made another dress for it straightaway, it will be up here soon... :)