shoulder-tie dress

Another dress for summer! I made this today from yet another thrift-store bed linen — a very pretty lavender duvet cover I got for $3.99! And even after making this dress, there’s still a ton of fabric left over for at least two more projects. I used a ridiculously easy vintage pattern I snagged from ebay — Simplicity “Jiffy” series, #7520.

Unlike the dresses pictured in the pattern, I used a contrasting print fabric for the inset because why waste an opportunity for adding a bit of pizazz? I shortened the length so I’d have a sassier, poofier skirt, but didn’t do a very good job creating an even hem, so the back is visibly shorter than the front. Woops. Maybe I’ll start a trend? Ah, whatevah. As you know, I’m not a stickler for perfection. All in all, I’m happy with the outcome and will be wearing this new number to the office tomorrow.

6 thoughts on “shoulder-tie dress

  1. it’s really really beautiful maya. Can you send me a bunch of patterns?!!! hahaha just joking (I can’t find any here)

    PS: I’ll send you some plantains and coconuts to L.A.

  2. I just absolutely adore everything you make, you have such an eye for colour and pattern that I can only aspire too. This number in particular is one of my favourites I think – I love the combinations and the style. Everytime I see a new creation of yours I am always saying ‘WOW!’

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