oona does it!: muumuu a gogo
back in my black and white phase (i shudder at the memory) sew weekly community member lisette commented:
… you look delightful in white. Not fair, not fair at all. Are you hinting that you are making a muu muu for 70s week?
know this: lisette is a expert on the 70s. don't believe me? have a look at her blog. need more evidence? debi fry interviewed her Wak-A-Dica Awesomeness in a new decades sewing spotlight. (i'm going for shaft there.) guess which decade she chose.
ahem. hinting, lisette? no. wanting desperately to take that innocent comment as a challenge? YES. and i get what i want.
we can all rest easy, the apocalypse has been postponed. i'm back in color. kazz, my spirited friend, drink your coffee without fear. put some bailey's in it for me.
i used an old self drafted pattern, it was a short dress with batwingish sleeves, tres 80s. you can see it here. added a ton of length to the bottom, and longer tapered sleeves to bring it back a decade.
i SO think i'm stevie nicks, y'all. would that i had her smoky voice. used to dress up like her, in flowy tattered lace things.
i love this dress so much i might not-marry it, take it to studio 54, and make it have a drug induced threesome.
you might recognize the material from my completely botched rule britannia challenge. that boudoir outfit, which took me eight years to complete, has since been banished to the Great Charity Shop In The Sky. and my second attempt at a maxi skirt didn't fare well either. so i'm really glad the excess material (of which i bought a LOT) survived into something wearable.
or at least it's wearable to me. i am fond of the 70s.
what decade rings your bell? care to challenge me on it?