Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Pattern that Redeemed the 90's.

Finally, after much searching (and giggling), I found this pattern Vogue 9479:


Here are the line drawings:


The description reads: Sleeveless dress, above mid-knee, has close-fitting, self-lined bodice, raised waist, A-line skirt, and back zipper.

This pattern got my attention for a few reasons:

1) The possibility of contrast fabrics.

2) With a solid colour tiny details like gathering can create interest!

3) If given a reason to use giant rick rack, I'd be a swingin' my teddy bear too!

4) Even with simple lines and a crisp solid colour, pockets add a playful whimsy.  (The ice creams don't hurt either!)

Interestingly, reader Naomi suggested something just like this (not knowing I'd already purchased this pattern!) "Well you could go with the essence of the 90s, like veto the frills and gaudy prints..."  I hope this fits the bill!

The A-line skirt and raised waist were definitely styles popular in the 90's, but I also liked that it wasn't as full as many styles of the 90's, and had a self lined bodice. 

Vogue's recommended fabrics are faille, broadcloth, and lightweight denim.   I'm guessing in the 90's a chambray probably could have been used also.  While I don't think I could get on board with the denim, I'll definitely be looking for natural fibers to make this comfortable for the long, hot summers here in Southern California.  Time to go shopping in the stash!

1 comment:

  1. I like it, and every view has something interesting about it.