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November 22, 2011

HAPPY THANKSGIVING Y'ALL & A LITTLE DRESS PALOZZA P & S...

For my latest Palozza Dress I wanted something P & S  (plain and simple).  No frills - not too many details, fast and easy, comfortable - something I'd enjoy wearing and could dress up or down, still keeping with my latest vintage vibe.  But with so many patterns it was hard to make a choice.  There are only 2 downsides to being a patternaholic:
  1. Storage Problems, and
  2. Trying to make a decision about which to use for your next project.
It took me a week to make up my mind, but I finally decided on this vintage pattern.  I struggled with the pattern choice for a while because the fabric I wanted to use was not even close to the patterns suggestion.  I finally just took a deep breath and went with anyway.
The only alterations made to this pattern were to eliminate the belled sleeves, and remove excess ease in the sleeve cap.  I used another cheetah print ponte de roma - this time a royal blue background with black spots purchased at Hancock's cause I fell in love with it.

I am highly satisfied with the fabric choice and the fit - so I'm glad I made the decision.  Here's a picture of my new palooza dress and a closeup of the fabric.



I think I'll wear this one on Thanksgiving Day...
 

11 comments:

  1. Love you new palooza dress. It ticks all the boxes for P&S.

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  2. I love this fabric and dress!

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  3. I love this fabric and dress!

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  4. Very nice! Just the sort of dress that I think would get a lot of wear. Comfortable, but pulled together, with a subtle print.

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  5. LOVE this. Can't go wrong with vintage.

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  6. Great dress. Sometimes plain and simple is best, especially for such a great fabric! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  7. Lovely dress and great print. My style is based on plain & simple, it gives me the choice of playing up the garment or dressing it down.

    Have a great Thanksgiving.

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  8. I love this dress!!! So sharp!!

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  9. Cute dress! Love the fabric:)

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  10. As always, a beautiful dress. Hope you enjoyed wearing it on Thanksgiving. I wore jeans.

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  11. That's a very pretty dress. hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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