Hi Blog Friends. I’m back! Let’s get into my new all time favorite dress. It is inspired by several looks; a cute young look, an easy breezy weekend style and a vintage early 80’s look. They all have a common theme, the tie front.
I found this first look on Pinterest. The model is the blogger from Nini’s Style. Cute, right? The other dress is from Zara. White cotton, yes, that’s me (as seen in the picture linked below). I could wear a crisp white shirt every single day. Love it. Karreuche Tran wears the Zara dress in a picture posted here on Fashion Bomb Daily. Entirely different look. Sporty and fly. Oops, the Xfinity commercial with the “Jones” family says “fly” isn’t cool anymore. Hey, old school is cool. Now that I think about it, “cool” probably isn’t cool.
I always get side tracked.
And the last look is this little ditty from the stack of vintage patterns that I was gifted by Ms. Diane. Now, this is old school! Too old school. So, basically this pattern was used for inspiration and as a guide.
I altered the dress into something a new and fresh. The common denominator, the tie front, stayed. Karreuche’s dress is young and more appropriate for someone of her size, age and lifestyle. Or anyone with the confidence to rock it. Nini’s dress is cute but once I saw the white knit in the Zara dress, I preferred that look. I shortened and tapered the bottom on my dress, adjusted the bodice to be more fitting and left the sleeves as they were in the pattern. I sort of have the arms of an MMA fighter, so anything that minimizes or disguises them is a definite yes for me. So, what do you think? Like the transformation? How do you disguise your problem body parts?
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