I used this pretty 1950s Vogue sundress pattern for the bodice:
The lawn is pink, tropical print. I think I got it from Fashion Fabrics Club last spring. I cut the bodice as drafted, just adding a bit under the arm for insurance. For the skirt, I didn't have quite enough fabric to do the gores and follow the directional print. So gathered skirt it is!
This afternoon I've perused the new offerings at Modcloth. There are some really cute spring & summer things out now! Here are several things I love and think are worth knocking off...
How amazing is that pink gingham trench??? LOVE! And the last dress is named "Hawaii, 1955". LOVE AGAIN!
The first dress may be the one I actually try to knock off first. I have this cotton print in stash and I haven't had a clue what to do with it:
It's by Andover and is called "Oh La La". I think it's perfect to knock off that cute sheath! Here's a closeup of the neck detailing:
Then there are a bout a dozen other things worth perusing my pattern stash for knockoff potential:
And then there's this sweet blouse (in two incarnations):
I couldn't have been more excited a few days ago when I found the perfect pattern to knock this off! I knew it had to be 80s (or preferably 40s, but that turned out to be asking too much). Gathered shoulders to yoke, tie neck with collar options preferably, button front placket, cap sleeves (cut on or separate). Here's the winner:
Good gravy, this post could have been divided into several parts. ha. Sorry, it must be Wordy Wednesday! Progress on SOMETHING coming up in the next few days, I promise!