This dress has gone through the ringer. So much so that I completely forgot to post this when I finished it because I kept thinking that I would alter it some more. This dress started out as the 1940’s Vintage Simplicity pattern 8050.
Now the fabric I used was a knit and a thick one at that. What made me first realize that I wasn’t too keen on this dress was that no matter how many times I took a photo of this I just wasn’t happy with the outcome. Regardless if I was in it or Shelby (my mannequin). So below is one of both before alterations. And these photos are soo old, I think I made this dress last November.
So I wore the dress to work one day and I just felt self conscious the whole day, like I was in a costume and not an awesome cool dress. So I talked to my tailor at work and asked her about it and she said that she adored it! But I still wasn’t happy. So I took off the sleeves and shortened it about 5”.
I still don’t really know how I feel about this dress so maybe you all can give me some insight. I haven’t worn it again because I still have to wear blazers to work and I feel too covered up with it. But who knows I may wear it soon. But when I do it will be with that little black belt up in the 3rd photo.
Here is Rey just being adorable.