I'm not gonna lie- I love this flip more than the first one. This was what I had originally envisioned when I was thinking about how I'd like to flip the Tinny dress pattern from StraightGrain for FrancesSuzanne's Flip This Pattern series. Well...mostly anyway! I wanted to make a jumpsuit with long bell bottom pant legs but the vintage fabric I used is rather overwhelming and I thought it would be too much. And it's also very humid and hot outside and I knew K wouldn't want to wear it even for a few minutes!
Of course, I already knew she'd object to the fabric. Not an ounce of pink, purple or red in sight! You should have seen her crestfallen face when I told her which fabric I was going to use for her newest outfit. Haha- she did not look as happy as she does in these pictures! Which makes her a pretty fantastic model, eh?
But she looks ADORABLE in it, doesn't she?!
I loooove the vintage style of the Tinny and I used the asymmetrical collar and notched sleeve cuffs because they fit the mod-style I was going for. She even got a hair trim to complete the look.
I simply added wide-legged pleated shorts to the original top instead of a skirt and ta-da: a mod jumper that's kind of cool, right? And in cool weather, a pair of cable leggings/stockings can be layered underneath with some ankle boots and it would be sooo darn cute! (I really hope she decides to keep this one!) Oh yeah- lets not forget about the little pocket on the bodice that I added as a little detail! It was the perfect little accessory to decorate the bodice without overwhelming it.
I think it was all about the fabric though. I found the orange and sky blue plaid fabric at the thrift store and I paired it with some blue chambray that I had in my stash. I enjoy mixing and matching old and new fabrics to get the effect I'm looking to achieve and this marriage between old and new worked out great this time!
Before we went out for photos, I felt like the outfit was missing something. The waist seemed kind of bare and gaped open widely around her one-handspan waist. So I grabbed one of my braided belts and wrapped it around her TWICE and it fit perfectly! I will definitely need to add belt loops to it now because I love how it looks.
Yep- definitely needs some belt loops!
And yes, this is a new fav for me! I know she'd rather see it in a different color scheme but I'll probably end up giving this outfit away pretty soon and making another one in her favorite colors. But yes, this definitely fulfills that vision I had and now I can finally move on to other sewing projects!