Happy Plaidurday!

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


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:

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


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

Collar closeup:

And the back:

Enjoy your Plaidurday!

7 thoughts on “Happy Plaidurday!

  1. 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.


  2. 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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