Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Best of Dresses

Do you have one of those dresses that you can just pull out and wear whenever? That go-to dress that is comfortable, darling, and forgiving after a night of cheesecake binge-eating. This floral beauty is that dress for me. The pattern is utterly timeless: button down front, collar, pleated skirt, pockets, and a waist  band to create a perfect hour glass figure. My husband calls this my "Betty Draper" dress, but the pattern is easily modified for a shorter, more modern feel.

This dress pattern is the McCalls M6696 dress pattern. I have probably made like 5 or 6 dresses from this pattern set alone. It is so versatile, giving you the option of a sleeveless, short-sleeved, or long-sleeved bodice or fitted skirt. 

The fabric for this dress was vintage crepe-de-chine, a bit of fabric more than 50 years old. Oh, how I love it. 

Black and maroon sweaters: Urban Outfitters, Purse: vintage Coach, shoes: thrifted oxfords

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