Why fantabulous? Because the 1970s were such an, um, weird decade for fashion hits and misses that it deserves it's own made up adjective to describe the sartorial schizophrenia. This dress, I think, is an example of one of the better fashion moments from the decade that brought us spandex hot pants. (Seriously, spandex never looks good on anyone. Just don't do it, no matter how fit and skinny you are, we don't want to know the details of your lower body's anatomy.)
I used Butterick 5572 for this dress which is made from a really soft cotton knit. It is quite literally one of the most comfortable things I've ever made. I did alter it to have 3/4 sleeves, because I thought it would make it more versatile.
It has an empire drawstring waist and a cool cowl neck collar that I paired with a large beaded necklace that I've had for a long time, but perfectly matched my bakelite button earrings and bangle.
I also wore a looser, more seventy-ish wave in my hair with a two day old set brushed out a little more.
|Gratuitous "bump" shot. I will warn you, I'm not a cute tiny pregnant person, so beware for upcoming pictures.|
Has anything ever drastically made you change your wardrobe or sewing plans?