Better late than never! Just before the week is over - and by that "That 70's Sew" over at Sew Weekly, I managed to finish my dress! (Well, actually I was done half past ten last night, but I wanted to post some good pictures for once, so therefore I waited before blogging about it... ).
Without further ado: Here is the early 70's glam girl dress! (And me all glammed up in it!)
All the pictures from the photoshoot are a bit pale, It was very bright outside today and the dress is very very shiny so it reflects the light a lot!
I went all in with big hair parted in the middle, green eye shadow, loads of bronzer on the cheeks and peachy lipgloss... And I love it, hah!
This picture is the closest to what the dress colors looks like in real life!
Keeping to my new habit I did not have a pattern for the kind of dress I wanted to make, so I went online searching for inspiration, and possible pattern envelopes to use as guidance when drafting.
I showed you my inspiration collage in a post below - here are the patterns that I looked at before I drafted my own!
I don't have any exact year on either pattern, but I read somewhere that the 2235 Vogue one was featured in the Vogue pattern book dec/jan 1969/1970, so it's right there in the beginning! My pattern is 90% drafted from the 2235 Vogue, View E, except for the sleeves which I borrowed from the 8734 Vogue. I just love that dropped waist, it feels super elegant and glamorous! I made a few more alterations, because of lack of fabric, as usual, I made the skirt just a half circle skirt instead of the full circle one that is on the original pattern.