Suvi-Vintage fair is now over and it's time to sit back and take a breath until it's time to go again.
I thought I'd take this lazy day and show you my day 1 outfit from the weekend.
I had already made this dress earlier for my shop in a different fabric, but I wanted one for myself as well. And since blue doesn't really suit me, I chose to use this vintage rayon fabric I had bought from a friend.
|This version of the dress is available for purchase in my Etsy Shop. Model: Pussy C'outure.|
I had saved this catalog picture a long time ago and browsing through my files came across it again. I thought the style was pretty much perfect, but I did make a few changes.
|The dress I'm talking about is the red one on the top right.|
For starters I made the neckline a little more open. I often find myself not using dresses with very tight necklines. They just make me feel a bit uncomfortable.
Second: I made the skirt from 4 pieces cut on full bias. This gives the fabric a little bit of stretch and makes it fall beautifully. This makes the skirt appear very slinky and hug the curve while it still flares out a little bit at the hemline.
Third: no pockets on this one.
The dresses I made for my shop have fabric covered buttons and buckles, but for my version I used real vintage buttons.
This dress turned out to be an instant favorite. It's flattering yet comfy. The blousy top allows me to breathe and move my arms freely. Maybe I could even use this dress for dancing :)
I paired the dress with white espadrilles that I hunted high and low for. I checked almost every shoe shop in the downtown area until I finally found a pair at an outlet shop. I guess espadrilles not that fashionable this spring/summer :P