Thursday, April 26, 2007
New Vintage Wardrobe # 7: Mrs. Peacock's Minidress
This dress looks suspiciously like a long shirt. After 4 fittings and sets of alterations.. I am looking to tie one on..
Why else would Mrs. Peacock be in the dining room? With A rope?
Mc Calls 8865. A line mini dress .. Space Age Mandarin funnel collar..Amy Butler fabric. Belle : Royal Garden in Turquiose... and dark chambray.
Who Me? I'm Innocent, I tell you. Sure, I used fabrics that were far too light to honor the original design... But look: It's mod and Asian-ish and wearable. In fact, it just went to the market for plum sauce.
I've been framed! but dig this crazy collar! And my Grandma's brooch.. She wouldn't have worn this serious of an A line. My Grandma was more of a sheath (and dagger) girl.
What I love about this garment is the lines down the sides.. But the fit and the drape have had me searching for solutions. This was the first project where I wondered if I was committing a crime of fashion. There were plenty of moments when this just wasn't cute. At All.
But I knew the fabric was worth the effort so I slashed and hacked and.. Voila. Something suitable for dinner and a perhaps a little (foul) play.
It was a close call though. When you play the Vintage pattern game... you roll your dice and you take your chances.