WIW - Retro Style Dress a la Shannon

I loved the silhouette of the dress Shannon wore recently, which inspired me to pull out a similar one.

This is a sewn-by-me dress. It has some fit issues, which I hope to correct if I sew this pattern again, but was ok for today. I paired it with my leopard print belt and sandals.

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  • Tanya replied 8 years ago

    So pretty! I saw the picture and thought of Med Man immediately.

  • replied 8 years ago

    OMG I love that! The color is wonderful and I love the leopard belt with it. So cute! I love the full skirt on you, too. :)

  • shevia replied 8 years ago

    Love this! If you make another one (which you should) maybe try for a slightly longer midi length? You look great.

  • Angie replied 8 years ago

    Love you in this frock, Amy! The animal print belt is a great touch.

    You rock a peter pan collar!

    (Adorable pose).

  • ironkurtin replied 8 years ago

    That is so cute on you, I love it. I could never wear a dress like this!

  • HelenInCanada replied 8 years ago

    Wow - glamour girl! Looks gorgeous on you - well done!

  • christieanne replied 8 years ago

    Great with the leopard accent! I love that you made the dress. No fit issue from my point of view :)

  • CocoLion replied 8 years ago

    Perfectly gorgeous and suits you VERY well! This pattern is definitely worth repeating.

    Tanya "Med Man" lol ... a series about a sexy doc in the 60s?

  • Transcona Shannon replied 8 years ago

    Promise me Amy that if you EVER tire of this dress, you'll send it to me??? You look lovely in this - ADORE!

  • Zapotee replied 8 years ago

    I love, love this dress. It must be so nice to be able to sew your own clothes!

  • Beth Ann replied 8 years ago

    Beautiful, saturated color and a marvelous, crisp shape. The Leopard belt is the perfect touch!

  • Amy replied 8 years ago

    Aww, thanks ladies. Shannon, it's yours when I get tired of it :)

  • diane replied 8 years ago

    beautiful color! I love it. I can see possibly tweeking it through the bust area next time, but I think this is great the way it is. I love the simple styling too. let the garment speak!
    what is the pattern?

  • goldenpig replied 8 years ago

    Beautiful dress, I am so impressed that you made it yourself! Great color on you and love your cute pose.

  • Jjsloane replied 8 years ago

    Fantastic! Love the animal print belt addition. I will be copying for sure- I have a red and a dark pink dress similar.

  • RoseandJoan replied 8 years ago

    This retro fit and flair dress is fab on you and the belt is the perfect touch.

  • Fruitful replied 8 years ago

    Can I say, adorbs????

    Just stunning and looks so easy to wear.

    And Cocolion made me lolfry at Med Man :D

  • lyn67 replied 8 years ago

    You rock that dress-Amy:-) love that colour and that collar, so different! (yes, very madmen:-))

  • rosee replied 8 years ago

    very lovely and just retro enough. ;)

  • replied 8 years ago

    You look like a model in a catalog here -- adorable! That style of dress is wonderful on you.

  • Astrid replied 8 years ago

    You look adorable! The belt is perfect with the retro vibe of the dress.

  • Amy replied 8 years ago

    Thanks, everyone.

    Diane, you're right. It's the bust area that's bothering me and I think I'd like to drop the waistline about 1/2". The pattern is Butterick 5315.

  • Jonesy replied 8 years ago

    This looks fab! Love this color and shape on you, and the accessories are perfect!

  • rae replied 8 years ago

    Very cute! The high waist looks intentional to me here, but I can imagine that your tweaks will be even better. Love the color!

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