The “Tropical Twiggy Dress”
Fabric: Silk (or silk-like) vintage fabric from East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse – $8
Pattern: Qwik Sew 470
Year: c. 1970s
Time to complete: 3 hours
First worn: October 2010
Wear again? Yes. For fancy tropical affairs.
Total Cost: ~$8.00
It's been a bad two weeks of sewing around The Sew Weekly headquarters. I've ended up with a 1940s dress that looked like a sack, a peasant blouse that just looked all wrong and a animal print coat that looked like a pimp's bathrobe.
I took this as a sign to take a little break from making anything new and instead post all those outfits that turned out well but I never documented on the The Sew Weekly. For example, the three other dresses I made in October for my Hawaii trip.
Without further ado, here's the second variation of Kwik Sew 470 — the other being the last Weekly Creation – that I made for my Hawaiian trip. Once again, I opted out of using the suggested knit fabric and once again, it turned out just fine.
Earlier this year, I wrote about the fabric used to make this dress. At the time of writing that post, I didn't think I'd make a dress similar to Twiggy's dress. However, when I started looking at the amazingly flowy fabric again, I realized that there was absolutely no way I could resist making a floor-length dress.
The dress was constructed in the the exact same way as my last dress with #470. The fabric itself wasn't wide enough to cut the skirt pieces on the fold so I ended up joining two pieces together. That was fine, however, since it's such a busy pattern.