Wednesday, 11 April 2018

All Of Them Witches

I've mentioned lots on this blog that Mia Farrow in Rosemary's Baby has always been my biggest fashion inspiration, and inspired me to begin wearing '60s clothing in the first place. I'm fully aware that I look nothing like Rosemary, but it's never stopped me from wishing I could own versions of her dresses! It's something I've always been on the lookout for, particularly my two most favourite: the yellow Hawaiian print tent dress, and the floral dress she wears when attending dinner at Minnie and Roman's house. It's a darling little tent shaped dress with a round bib collar.




I saw a similarly patterned fabric in the charity shop a year ago and immediately thought of Rosemary's dress and knew I had to make it! I had the project on hold until recently as I was looking for the right pattern, but then I realised I had something similar and I just had to draft the collar. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out!





In hindsight, I wish I'd used a different fabric. It's a nylon and slippery like a swimsuit, which is no doubt why it was in the charity shop in the first place! But it draped nicely and I thought would just look like a thin crimplene or polyester. It's generally OK, but it hangs a bit funny at some of the seams and its not something that I'd use again. If I was going to make it again, I'd use a cotton. But I gave it my best shot!





7 comments:

  1. Wow it really does look like Rosemary's dress! I love it!!

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  2. Wow, Sydney, you are so talented! 😊

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  3. Love the dress! I am a big fan of that dress from Rosemary's Baby as well. Before I saw that you made the dress, I thought "hey I have some fabric kind-of similar! I can make that!" Looks super cute on you

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  4. the styling in rosemary's baby is so good! and i love this dress! you did a great job, it looks lovely! xx

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