Today's Vintage May guest is one of my closest bloggy friends! We met in person last month at SNAP and totally bonded over blogging, sewing, chocolate, non-dancing, and Zac Efron. lol just kidding on that last one. Or am I?... haha. Anyways, Kate from See Kate Sew is so awesome it's almost hard to look straight at her. Kind of like the sun. She was so popular at SNAP, everyone knew who she was! Go Kate! She makes the cutest clothes for herself, too, and has tutorials for TONS of projects. This slip has been on my to-make list for ages. If we have a boy this time, I am totally making one of these! This awesome felt camera was the first project of hers I found, and I've been smitten with her and her lovely blog ever since.
If I could choose a fashion decade to live in, it would definitely be the sixties! I love the boxy silhouettes, the fabrics and color combinations and Twiggy is one of my favorite fashion icons! For Vintage May I made this tent style dress with a front pleat feature. I thought the fabric I chose was very 60s, too, with an all-over floral and a yellow/orange/coral palette.
To make this dress I used a basic bodice with an empire waistline. I added fullness to the skirt by sewing in two wide gores on the side seams and pleating more fullness at the center front and center back. An orange exposed zipper acts as the closure in the back. I interfaced the bodice to give it more structure. I'm really happy with how it turned out, so carefree and easy to wear!
Thanks for having me Jess and Kristin!
Thanks, Kate! Love that print!
**I picked winners for the Fat Quarter Shop giveaway-see them here!**
Check out the adorable scalloped yoke tutorial by Hart & Sew over on Skirt as Top!