I absolutely love clothes that have a subtle or slight decoration. These are the additions that can take a dress, a blouse, or a jacket to the next level. Now granted, this little number has a bow that many would not call subtle, but that is all that it has…and I love the simplicity.
This shift dress is a classic example of “I thought it out one way, and it came out a different way.” If any of you are seamstresses, you will understand what I mean. 🙂 The good thing is that I like this version much better!
I based this creation off of a picture I found in one of my 1950’s Simplicity sewing magazines. Between the size of the cream bow and the contrast it creates against the muted tones of the brown and gray print, this little dress is certainly not to be overlooked.
Nothing is particularly special about the creation of this below the knee length dress (I have attached the pattern that I have created below) except that two very large buttonholes were made in which the bow (kept stiff with interfacing) was inserted. A lot of darts helped create the shape and a 22″ zipper closes up the back.
1 square =1/2 inch
Would any of you be brave enough to pull of this look? I would do it in a heartbeat, but then I would of course worry about spilling coffee on myself! 🙂
Have a fabulous Friday everyone!
Part of the Free Vintage-Inspired Patterns Collection