An assembly of police cars, lights flashing, gathered in front of our hotel was a moderately alarming sight from afar. But, we were amused when we realized a parade was forming. We found a low garden wall and sat to watch the display.
The parade featured local businesses. In lieu of candy, participants shoved brochures into our hands as they walked by. We accepted them, smiling, but I would have preferred candy...
Still, it was fun to see the brightly colored costumes, dancers, stilt walkers, and the oiled/glittered bronzed bodies of this very eco-friendly float.
Simplicity 6829, from 1975 is, indeed, a Super Simple dress to make. It's hard to see the split at the neckline and center-back on the top of my finished project, probably because I could have gotten away with less fabric there, but I assure you, they exist. A tight deadline leaves little room for modification making. Of the five dresses I made, this was the absolute easiest dress to wear. Which is saying a lot, because none of them were 'difficult', really. I could easily see making multiple versions of this pattern to wear around on summer weekends. I think with a little cardigan (and a bra of course) it might even pass for the office.