Thursday, December 8, 2022

Seasonally Appropriate Florals

Every once in a while, I find a pattern that I just know is going to be wonderful.

In this particular case, it was a vintage pattern found at a pattern swap.  I spotted it laying on a table and knew that I had to have it!  It's a fairly standard 1960s silhouette, but, like so many vintage patterns, it includes a number of extra special features.

Number one for me (and the first thing I noticed!) was the neckline.  While it might require a strapless bra, I adore a wide neckline.  I think it's incredibly flattering, and it is a fabulous excuse to wear a great necklace.

My second favorite part of this design is the back.  It's slightly unexpected, but absolutely classic.  And again, not standard bra friendly, but so worth it!

Then, of course, came the question of what pair of shoes would best match the style of the dress, which reminded me of these fun heels from Miss L Fire.  The style also happens to look very 1960s with the pointed toe and thin heel; the fact that the bright red works so well with the print was excellent luck.

Obviously, these photos were taken during the Summer months, and a sleeveless dress is not something I generally wear in Winter, but I think this would make an excellent formal dress.

I have no need of a formal Christmas dress this year, but I kind of want a full length version in an amazing brocade.  But that is for another day.  And in answer to the question "will I be using this pattern again?," the answer is a definite yes!  So if not in brocade, there will be another version of McCalls 7677 added to the project queue at some point in the future.  And yes, the pattern was everything I had hoped for when I first spotted it on that table. 

Dress:  Made by me, McCalls 7677
Hair Bow:  Made by me
Necklace:  Vintage, from Mom
Earrings:  Vintage, gift
Shoes:  Miss L Fire

1 comment:

  1. Love the dress and the total "look." What a masterful job of pattern to fabric print layout. You inspire me. The dress looks lovely on you, by the way. You are a seamstress of the virtuoso variety.