In addition to the Archer blouses and See & Sew skirts I've been amassing, I cut and sewed a small pile of vintage McCall's 7704 (speaking of vintage patterns, I shared some of my pattern collection over on Marie's blog as part of #VintagePledge). I sewed this pattern earlier in the year after realizing I had a minor obsession with shift dresses. It was always my plan to sew a few more. So, at the same time I cut my Archers, I cut a stack of shift dresses.
I pulled a couple bold colored fabrics and some funky prints, but the shift dress I was most excited to sew was this denim version. You see, I have this picture of Alexa Chung wearing a denim shift dress looking absolutely cool and completely gorgeous. Actually, I have every piece in her denim line for AG pinned on one board or another.... I just love her style. She's got that sort of easy way that makes me believe that she probably did wake up that way and a vintage vibe that makes me want to steal everything she wears. Fortunately, I don't have to steal her dress to steal her look. I know how to sew, so I can make my own!
Look at us! Practically twins... in a Danny/Arnold sort of way. :-D This is likely a true representation of my height compared to hers. :-D
I don't have anything to add about the construction of this pattern. It's good and basic and easy to put together. I have been wearing this dress every bit as often as I expected. It was one of the few garments that made multiple appearances during MMM15. Do you have a style crush?
6/23/2015 11:15:29 pm
You look better in that dress then she does...too skinny....you perfect!
6/24/2015 12:02:58 am
Your version looks so fresh and comfy. Can you turn up the sleeve to get a contrast look, a la the inspiration version? And have to agree with Jessi that Jamie Chung is awfully skinny, at least in that picture. Those legs might go for miles but they're not very attractive.
6/24/2015 12:36:29 am
You kind of make me want to learn to sew.....but I have no place to put a fabric stash in this house. I'd have to give up some of my yarn stash....and that's just not going to happen.
I love your dress!! And to help you complete your Alexa Chung makeover, I just had to share - here's a makeup tutorial of her and makeup artist showing how she does her everyday makeup! ;) http://www.lisaeldridge.com/video/26437/alexa-chung-makeup-tutorial-starring-alexa-chung/
6/24/2015 07:38:24 pm
And yours fits so much better! I'm itching to do a narrow upper chest and sloping shoulder adjustment on her dress!
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