Hi everyone! I’m An from StraightGrain, and I’m thrilled to be featured here in this wonderful series at Elegance & Elephants.
In contrast to some of Heidi’s previous guests, I will not be knocking off a garment from a fancy brand (I planned to, but couldn’t find the right fabrics in time). Instead, I tried to bring my own interpretation of an out-of-print 1960s dress pattern. I found the pattern in an amazing online webshop with nothing but vintage patterns.
Not only the pattern is vintage, by the way. The striped seersucker fabric I used is actually a little duvet cover under which I used to sleep as a baby. Straight from the ‘80s!
The result is quite okay, although in retrospect, I shouldn’t have used a striped fabric, as the stripes camouflage the lovely curve lines which make the original pattern so gorgeous. But then again, Norah doesn’t seem to care: