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Thursday, 5 January 2012
Vintage inspiration: 70s Full circle vintage swing dress
So excited about today's project.....my friend Brenda O showed me a couple of vintage inspired photos...PS...she's a huge vintage fan and has the most amazing collection of clothes...you can visit her ebay shop too. I saw one of the dresses and challenged myself to design one...thank God my new needles came today...coz I was on my last needle and gladly postman Pat turned up with them. I was literally staring out the window at the roadside pretty sure if he had not turned up with them...i would have phoned the needle shop frantically.......enough of the needlegate saga...back to the dress...so I made this dress...and yes...as usual.....with African print for the swing skirt. I had this old top that I was on the verge of throwing it out(poor thing) but I decided to give it another chance. I used it for the top part of the dress.So to give the skirt volume and that balloon effect... I created a mesh skirt for the underneath...this works wonders...truly and honestly... I think every gal and lady should invest in a swing skirt or dress...it adds some class to your wardrobe....but that's just my advice..you do not need to follow it...but try it though.... It turned out really lovely. I customised one cuff and one part of the collar with the same African print that I used on the skirt....it worked...yayyyy....PS: I had to use a wide elastic belt so you have that skinny waist effect too....anyway enjoy it.....
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