ok so maybe that was more of a 70's thing, I don't really know. Then again, maybe this is more of a 70's bodice with a 50's skirt... but that averages out to be 60 so either way I'ma call it good for this week's sew weekly challenge.
This dress has been 90 % done for months. All it lacked was neckline elastic and (dramatic dum dum dum) a hem. The original pattern (vintage from the thrift, I think it's dated 1969) had a dirndl skirt but I thought I'd rather test drive this circle skirt thing I've been hearing so much about.
It needs to hang before hemming for... oh, I think one month probably would've done it. But I like to be thorough so I let it hang for three. I should've gotten a picture of it before I hemmed it; it was craaaazy uneven. I couldn't figure out how to hem it without a dummy or a buddy. My mom agreed to be my buddy but she didn't even wanna touch it it was so uneven so in stepped my dad, the former seamstress assistant.
I think it turned out pretty even. I actually really like the way it came out, but it looks totally cray-cray without a belt. It might as well be a separate blouse and skirt. The top is jersey from a thrifted tee shirt and the skirt is a super soft sheet with lovely drape with a pale yellow, white, and brown geometric print (it's very subtle though so it doesn't quite show up in these pics).
I think this dress deserves a coordinating belt. I'm on it! Although I'm kinda likin' the contrast of the green... I'm surprised but I really like this silhouette and I think there may be more circle skirts in the future.
Pattern: Simplicity 9164
Fabric: tee shirt and sheet, total cost $3.50
Notions: 1/4 inch elastic
Time to Complete: three months
First Worn: To the store
Wear again: Yes!