Thursday, March 7, 2013
Simplicity 3775 Wrap Dress--in Vintage Polyester Polka Dots
Today is my birthday and I'm too self-indulgent to write much, but I've been wanting to show this dress on the blog. Even though it is breezy and chilly, I couldn't pass up the chance to take a sunny photo. The pattern is (mostly) Simplicity 3775, which was popular a few years back.
I "spotted" the fabric from many booths away in a vintage mall. It is pure polyester, with a none-too-appealing feel to it, but the color and dot size are just so perfect. There were 2 1/2 yards of 60" wide fabric, and I wanted to use as much of it as possible. Instead of the a-line skirt of the original pattern, I made this one circular and it is darn twirly.
My big birthday treat was getting hair color at the salon. I've been thinking of a adding a blond patch, and today was the day. What freedom to realize that, at 44, I can wear green and orange, combat boots and crazy hair--most of which I wouldn't or couldn't have done as a younger person.