Monday, June 1, 2015

Lounging Around


I am not sure I will ever fall completely in love with 1970s fashion, but there are some a few things I quite like - starting with the sleeves!  


And, of course, there are quite a few styles that draw directly from 1940s fashion, which are always fabulous.


Although, to be fair, I am not in love with each and every 1940s and 1950s design I have come across, so why am I so hard on the 1970s?  It probably has something to do with all that polyester.  Yuck!


Thankfully, my dress is made out of a rayon/linen blend, so there goes that objection.  


The fake ikat print also came in a turquoise colorway.  I adore the color turquoise, but something about the color and the print did not look quite right to me.  So I went with the purple!


I ended up shortening this dress by three inches.  As much as I love the idea of a full length, floor-grazing gown, they just are not very practical.  And this way, if I am feeling especially lazy, I can wear a pair of flats.


All in all, I am going to call this one a success.  The silhouette will never be my favorite, but it sure is comfortable!



Dress:  Made by me, Vogue 7630
Shoes:  Banana Republic

13 comments:

  1. What a glamorously chic dress!

    ♥ Jessica

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  2. That is so cool. I do like a 70s empire line, I am starting to find lots of 70s things I do like, but there will be large parts of that decade that I never will find so nice. I don't wear polyester at all but it so warm it's quite good for some things like outdoor parties and camping! And you can layer this style of dress for cold weather. I have a long 70s skirt which will be used in exactly this way later in the summer.

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  3. I love the sleeves too --and the empire waistline. Looks really comfy.

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  4. that is super cute and looks great on you. And I like your hair, with 70's casual vibe. I all works!

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  5. So gorgeous and dramatic. Love those buttoned cuffs.

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  6. Love your dress. Beautiful!

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  7. Effortless ease, casual confidence, Herbal Essence hair...your life is like a tapestry.

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  8. The 60's and 70's are my favorite style because they are classic but modern and can be made in wool, silk or cotton instead of polyester. You look comfortable and the dress looks just like the drawing on the envelope.

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  9. This dress is very feminine. I love the sleeves too and your hair !

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  10. The details of this dress are beautiful. I am a bit obsessed with vintage Laura Ashley patterns and have made up quite a few of them. You might want to check those out. It might change your mind about the 70's.

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  11. if you come across another of this pattern I have been searching for it for a couple of years now. I would love to get my hands on a copy.

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  12. You look like Liz Taylor from cleopatra in that dress... I love it!

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  13. Oh and if vogue did larger sizes I old be all in on their patterns but even their large sizes run way to small for me.. 😿 But me and my husband are working on that so hopefully soon I can start wearing my old clothes and cutting smaller sizes again! 🙀🤗😹

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