Happy Plaidurday!

by Erin on October 4, 2013

Man, Plaidurday sneaks up on me every year. At least I have this to wear today:

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This dress is another Frankenstein; the bodice from my old favorite Simplicity 1577, and the skirt from that Australian W3 pattern.

Here’s the bodice:
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ALMOST matched the plaid at center-front; luckily it’s so abstract:

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This fabric is from the wonderful (and sadly, now-closed) Josephine’s Fabrics in Portland.

Collar closeup:
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And the back:
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Enjoy your Plaidurday!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

India October 4, 2013 at 3:01 pm

That is just wicked, wicked cute. Dots!

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erica October 4, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Plaid in the Fall makes me very nostalgic about my mom’s sewing habits. She always favored the brown and beige plaid palette. And collars — sometimes Puritan-sized. Your dress evokes warm So Cal falls, the measured life-beats of family and school in the late 50′s/early 60′s, and a mother’s choices for her daughter’s closet.

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Joanne October 4, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Jealous of that amazing fabric! Plaid AND polka dots?!? sigh.

Your dress is truly beautiful, though.

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peggy October 5, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Missed Plaidurday !!!!
I’ll be ready for it next year !!!!

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Gail October 7, 2013 at 12:14 am

I did not know of this day! i will prepare for it next year Love love love your dress!

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silver October 7, 2013 at 7:22 am

That ravishing fabric is a lovely choice for the Australian component of the dress – the colours and the dots conjure echoes of the paintings of Aboriginal artists. Perfecto!

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Lynn October 7, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Doh! I completely forgot about Plaiderday.

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