A Little Retro....v8723

I love the "Mad Men style" that's been all over the blogs as of late, and I've been itching to make something retro or vintage. Of course I do have a few vintage frocks that's been thrifted and gifted to me from my Mom (she's a true collector). The funny thing is,... I've had this pattern for a minute, but never realized until I was re-organizing my stash closet, that I had almost the exact same fabric that's on the envelope!! 



I think this style of dress lends a vintage, retro vibe to it. Ok, well yes it does have a lot of gathering to it, as mentioned in many reviews but I think it adds to the look. I mean wearing it, causes occasional involuntary twirl walking, skipping (followed by a little dizziness, lol) but I feel so darn dainty!!


I didn't notice when I got it, but it has different cup sizes which is always welcomed, but I must say the bodice runs a little big. You may consider sizing down if you try this one out, to be honest you may even go down a cup size too! Notice how the bodice isn't flat against my chest.


All in all, I think it's pretty well drafted, so no alterations were made.(although I would size down the next time) The dress is completely lined in cool white cotton, and I used an invisible zip. Did I mention the pockets? Love them!  I should have put my belt on with this, it really breaks up the print but, oh well dang...



 It's a fun summery dress, and it definitely wont be my last retro spin! I have a nice stash of vintage patterns I've collected off Etsy!! Uhm-hym. PR review is here.


v 8723

(for ur reference, hate linking they can disappear, ha)

15 comments

Shawntasews said...

It's so good to see a post from you!!! Very cute dress!!!

Kelly Horton said...

So good to see you back. I like this a lot.  You would post it after I ordered my sale Vogue patterns.  Oh, well, I will definitely catch it next time.

meli88a said...

Wow.  I've never seen anyone make the same exact dress as the pattern envelope.  Your version looks great!

Victoria said...

Gorgeous dress!!! You sure know how to pick the best patterns & fabric for yourself. You never disappoint. Glad to see you around again:)

Mary Wilson said...

Your dress looks better, oh, yeah!

Carolyn Norman said...

You look awesome in this dress! 

Choize harris said...

Thanx Carolyn!

Choize harris said...

Ha-ha, thanx Mary!

Choize harris said...

Thanx Victoria, it's funny because I never go in the section where I picked this fabric. I thought it was for just quilting, I kno better and I'm all over that section now!

Alethia said...

Beautiful dress! Great job, and you wear it well!

Choize harris said...

Thanx Meli88a!

Choize harris said...

Thanx, if you're in the states Vogue goes on sale for $3.99 during the holiday weekend at Hancock's.

Choize harris said...

Thanx Lady!!

Sassy T said...

Looks fab on you.

Rachelle said...

Fantastic dress. It does look like you could go down a size but you are still rockin' it.