Wednesday, March 16, 2011
The denim dress.
I am fond of a good denim dress. With the stiff fabric they tend not to cling and who can argue with their wash'n'wear laundry 'tude.
As soon as I saw this design in Ottobre (02-2011-14) I knew I would be making it in denim but had to cast around for a sleeve option - it's a little past sleeveless season now (for those who need to know, I subbed in Burda 05-2010- 112).
Just one word of warning about this dress - I am short and I lengthened it 4 cms. It is still above my knee. That's totally OK for someone who likes to show their thigh spread when they sit down, or who enjoys flashing the playground with their underpants when they bend over. Not so great for those more modesty inclined -henceforth I believe some dreaded mamma leggings will be out in force.
At any rate, I still love this dress, and see myself making it a few times over, although slightly longer.
Vintage buttons on the front:
Left off the breast pockets and eventually the hip pockets will have buttons too but it may take a while to find a compatible button:
.. and many thanks to gMarie for my Stylish blogger award!
(Aucklanders may be interested to know that I purchased this denim at Global Fabrics but I see that Nick's has just got it in for $4 a metre)