Monday, November 7, 2011
The Daily Dress: Glee Does Vintage
It's hard to find a great picture of this dress, but trust me: it's fabulous. I barely listened to the music because I was so busy studying it. (And also noticing how thin Lea Michele has gotten since season 1, but that's another discussion for another time, I suppose. Update: I'm not trying to "body snark" here, and I apologize if anyone is offended by the reference to her weight. It's just been quite a dramatic change since she first appeared on TV.)
The dress is very classic early 60s: kimono sleeves, shaped midriff with piping, adorable bow, and a full pleated skirt. A search for similar patterns will bring up lots of gems, including this one (which is a bust 36" and I would like you to know I have refrained from buying just so one of you can have it. You're welcome.)
midriff category on the Vintage Pattern wiki.
The absolute perfect fabric for this dress would be black silk faille--here's one from Gorgeous Fabrics. Or maybe taffeta? Or a sturdy cotton for daytime maybe. The choice is yours!