70s Shirtdress

08/23/2009

Inspired by the New Vintage Wardrobe  Flickr pool, I bought a vintage sewing pattern off etsy and drove out to my mom’s house to spend my entire day off hunched over a sewing machine.

She suggested that I raid her stash instead of buying muslin to do a test run with, and after surveying my options I decided it was finally time to cut up the tablecloth turned dropcloth I had been not-so-secretly wishing I could wear for the last ten years.  Despite my best efforts at piecing, there are a few paint splotches, but I am so pleased with my ability to successfully follow directions that I don’t care.  I put in a zipper!  And made a collar!  And set in sleeves!

I know this dress was meant to be because I had, in my possession for absolutely no good reason, a 22 inch plastic turquoise zipper just waiting to be used.

I probably shouldn’t pop the collar though.

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