Friday, March 18, 2011

A Groovy St. Patrick's Day

I hope you all had a lovely St. Patty's Day!  I finished my dress just in time to go out and enjoy the town with my honey!

This was my first time sewing with a 1960's pattern!!! I used Simplicity 7120:

It's a basic sheath dress pattern and I had just barely enough of my fabric (a green and purple polyester charity shop find that was perfect for St. Patrick's Day) to make it.  I think this pattern still needs a bit of tweaking for my body shape.  I'm short waisted so I think I need to shorten the bodice bit from the shoulders and probably let it out a in the hip area as well.  But overall, I am quite happy and it was fun and comfortable to walk around in!

It is still pretty cold here in Scotland!  Not warm enough to frolick around in a sleeveless dress!  I'm quite glad that I had a knit top that worked well colorwise underneath!!

We saw this super cool tiki head carved into the railing of the fence where we were taking our photos (Leith Walk):
How bizarre is that?

There was green all around...it is definitely starting to feel more spring-like around here (even if the trees are still bare):

This walkway goes on for miles and is a beautiful scenic walk right in the heart of the city.  You can even access two major galleries (the Dean Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art) from the walkway!  I love that there can be this bit of nature in the city!

How was your St. Patty's Day?  Hopefully it was fun and groovy!!

17 comments:

  1. Ooh, lovely make. That was quick! I love the colours - the magenta is very similair to some wool I'm working with right now. Those shoes are gorgeous too - as is the bouffant hair. Looking lovely.

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  2. Hey Debi, great new dress and new style! Like you I much prefer 30s & 40s fashions, but I am slowly coming around to some 60s dresses...you've done a lovely job with this one! I also think your hair looks amazing in these photos, as do you!

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  3. Great dress, the fabric is perfect! As always, you look fabulous, and the location makes me homesick... Nice to see though!

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  4. oh, I like that! Those 60's dresses are so basic, but I had to tweak my pattern for fit too --especially in the hips.

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  5. How cute! I think we may have the same purple shoes! :)

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  6. Cute dress! This style looks really good on you.

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  7. How wonderful is that dress?! I absolutely love the color combination! I think the fit is very flattering on you, and I love your hair (as always)!

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  8. Debi, I love your color combination here. You have a great eye for fabrics and mixing them together. Your hair looks so pretty! The dress is so much fun, great job!

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  9. Ooo! you look lovely rocking that 60´s look, and the scenery is absolutely fantastic. Gorgeous fabric too, by the way!

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  10. I'm so envious of how you can do totally plausible 40s one day, and completely believable 60s the next. However vintage I go, I can never get my hair to play the part and I always end up looking modern-day!

    Your dress looks lovely.

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  11. wow, just like the other commenters, I love the 60's you. So good to be versatile. fab job

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  12. Ditto the sixties love and you look fab! Great fabric and pattern.

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  13. Oh, wonderful! Looking at you can feel the spring, and your photos, beautiful as you! I see that the fit of the dress is perfect on you. Love, love your chosen color combo.

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  14. I'm glad your coming into the modern era. This style suits you so much and the colours are just delicious!

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  15. I tend to like the early 60s outfits. They are still heavily influenced by the 50's, but everything is a little boxier and simpler. I love the green and purple together!

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  16. That fabric is amazing! One of the best things with sewing 60's style fashions are the fabrics for me, and you really found a great (and unusual?) color combination!

    And by the way, thank you for the nice comments about my new sewn pants! :)

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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