From 90’s Merp to 60’s Mod

Happy St. Pat's!
Honorable Intentions/Reality...and a No-Sew ReFash!

When I found this frock, I was immediately drawn to its amazing buttons!

Aren't they great!
Aren’t they great?

I actually like a few things about this one. It’s made of linen, so it’s nice and breathable. I like the oddly sculpted raglan sleeves too. :)

When I first got it home, I threw caution to the wind and tossed it in my washing machine, despite this oddly specific care label:

Foil?
Foil?

Next, I tossed it on my dress form and got to fitting!

Not toooooo fitted though!
Not toooooo fitted though!
See?
See?

I didn’t want to make it too fitted. I was thinking more of a 60’s mod look.

First I stitched…

Whirrrrrr!
Whirrrrrr!

….then I serged off the raw edge.

Serrrrrrrrrge!
Serrrrrrrrrge!

Next, I removed some of the length.

Chop!
Chop!

After a quick hem, I was done!

Easy!
Easy!

I dig it!

Cute, eh?
Cute, eh?
Just trying on glasses...like ya do!
Just trying on glasses…like ya do!
...as Phillip samples David's cocktail in the background?
…as Phillip samples David’s cocktail in the background?

Cheers!

Ribbet collage

 

 

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