The series was amazing. But what exactly "vintage" means? I wondered. According to Merriam Webster web site, it is "used to describe something that is not new but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc." So how is it different from "retro?" I continued to wonder... "Retro" is "looking like or relating to styles or fashions from the past" according to the same site. Hmmm...should I call this dress "retro-inspired?" I guess I could. I guess it could be called either way.
I used this adorable panda print fabric I got from Japan. The cute little pandas are playing hide-and-seek in the flower field. How cute is this fabric!!!
The dress is based on: Vintage Feedsack Dress Tutorial -Craftiness Is Not Optional
But rather then drawing my own pattern, I used the bodice and collar patterns from Five and Ten Designs.
I added the lace overlay to the collars. I thought the lace would add extra vintage-y feel to the dress.
I used the little flower buttons in the back, rather than sewing on a zipper.
Do you see my "Oops-of the day" in this dress? Yes, the collars...I did not round up the back of the collars. I noticed my mistake when sewing the bodice pieces together. The edges of the collars had to be sewed on to the edges of the bodice pieces. Then I had to sew on the snap button to the collar, as making the button hole was not possible...
At least she is striking a pose...
Linking up to those fun parties.