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>> Friday, October 8, 2010

I made a dress! About time!!

This pattern is from Great Britain. There isn't a date on it but I am guessing it is early 60's.

Very simple and very fun! I wanted to make it in a very basic print so I chose navy with white polka dots. Probably not the best choice. It ended looking a little like a granny dress from 1988. Also it is supposed to have a belt at the dropped waist but I could not make that look good. However without any belt, it looked like maternity attire gone wrong. So I just threw it around my middle. Not too bad.

The pattern -

The Dress - 
Same belt from this post.

Want a closer look at the groovy things behind me?
The yarn art was my grandma's and the mood lamp I got on etsy from String Theory Knits.

All in all it wasn't a complete waste of time. I actually really like the idea of the pattern but it needs some tweaking to be something super wearable. Man, it felt good to make a dress again though!!


emma_G October 8, 2010 at 6:24 PM  

OH my that dress is gorgeous1

kate opp,  October 8, 2010 at 6:48 PM  

i think it is adorable!

Shawna Lee,  October 9, 2010 at 3:38 PM  

I love the dress! You could sell that at the Betty Page store in the Haight, SF~ for $150 bucks! You are so talented Greta!

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