Added Nov 4, 2011
A very easy pattern by Vogue – Diane von Furstenberg, probably from the late 70s or early 80s, in size 8 (bust 31.5).
From the pattern envelope: “Very loose-fitting, pullover dress with bias blouson bodice and straight skirt, five inches (12.5 cm) below mid-knee or evening length, has front cowl neckline, elasticized waistline, side front slanted pockets, side hemline slits and short kimono sleeves. Self belt has D-rings and edgestitch trim.”
Alteration made are shortening the bodice, adding lining to the skirt part, and obviously shortening the hem. It was initially kept in proportion as the description on the pattern envelope. But the length definitely wasn’t working for me when I tried it on. I shortened the dress a bit, put it on again and still didn’t feel comfortable with the length. Cut and tried again several times and suddenly it is now drastically a mini dress. Or maybe a tunic? Anyhow, I feel that this is working now!
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