Rose Quartz 1969 Dress

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What did you see peeking out from beneath my hot pink coat??

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 A floaty little pink dress.

I was so excited when I saw Simplicity's recent 1969 reprint, Simplicity 1059. Lovvve it. I even thought about sneaking it in as my 1970s creation, despite the date. But oh man am I happy that I went with the more challenging Simplicity 8013, because I have worn that dress way more than I thought possible (it's a floor length, long sleeved, 10-yards-of-fabric gown after all) in the past month.

All the while, this dress sat hanging unhemmed but otherwise complete.

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I really liked this dress in theory, but when I tried it on to determine the length, I wasn't in loveThis is a straight size 8 with no alterations. I cut between the 8 and 10 for my green rayon Simplicity 8013 and I think that's a better size for me, as I would rather this dress be just a bit looser. Also, the blush color, which I do love (and it's a paler shade of the color of the year, so...), made this particular dress look a little bit, I don't know... 80s?

After all that, I hemmed it extra short and I really like it!

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Sorry for the wrinkles--rayon challis is a beast. Also: NOT warm enough for February. I quickly got these pictures and then shivered back into my coat.

xoxo,
allie

A few more floaty little dresses to freeze in (but it's worth it), right?).


ps: i was really not a fan of roze quartz and blush as colors of the year at first, but i don't know, they're growing on me. i basically love any kind of pink, but i usually prefer warmer shades than rose quartz, which looks a bit grey to me.

allie J.

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15 comments:

  1. That neckline is so flattering and face framing. I think I might really like the sleeveless view in a tunic length. Are those pleats on the shoulders? Another really nice dress !

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    1. Thank you, I really like it! There is one pleat on each shoulder (instead of bust darts). I think it would make a nice tunic!

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  2. I was also underwhelmed by the Pantone announcement, but now I keep seeing those colors in sunsets and they're growing on me. Tentatively inching towards rose quartz as a wearable color. Floaty fabric is definitely the way to do it!

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    1. Yes, I like all shades of pink so rose quartz was okay but that pale blue? Not as much. They are sunset colors, though, I hadn't thought of them that way :)

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  3. Oooh, I wondered if you made this dress when you posted the coat last week. The color, style, length look great on you. That's frustrating that it wrinkles so easily, but honestly no one will notice it but you! Going to put this pattern in my own queue...

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    1. I thought I would take advantage of my outfit and get two posts out of one photoshoot :) It's a nice pattern and not very difficult (it's "Jiffy" after all)! I think it would look lovely in a more casual fabric as well.

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  4. That is such a lovely colour, it goes amazing with the coat. The big wide sleeves are a great silhouette.

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    1. Having made this dress and my green 70s gown, I can say I'm officially a fan of the big sleeves :)

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  5. I could totally see how this would look too 80's in a longer length. I think with the fullness of the sleeves, it really needed the shorter length to balance out the style, good thing you have great legs!

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  6. Both the coat and this dress are stunning on you-- LOVE your style :)

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  7. Ooh! I love this style! Very Megan Draper!

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  8. I love that color. Cutting it short was a great call. Very, very cute!

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  9. I am SO behind on reading blogs, but I wanted to drop by and tell you that your coat is GORGEOUS and I love the pale pink dress underneath!

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