The “Where’s my coke, Lester?” Dress

For our tenth anniversary, we decided to spend one night in Vegas. Of course I wanted to use the opportunity of a night on the town to make something really special. I had picked up this Pucci-inspired fabric and wanted to do something that felt very Sharon Stone in Casino. The fabric — being Polyester knit — just hung way too heavily and I didn't like how it turned out. Although I brought it to Vegas, I ended up wearing something store-bought.

The Facts

Fabric: Polyester Knit from Darlene's Fabric in SF
Pattern: Vogue 7630 c. 1970
First worn: November 2009
Wear again? Probably not. I wore it to work after our anniversary and just felt totally uncomfortable.


Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.