Riddle me this: Which two TNT’s did I use to make this dress? It’s two of the five patterns I have featured in my TNT pattern page!
If you guessed Cashmerette Concord and Kitschy Koo Comino Cap, you are correct! In all my digging for Pinterest inspiration for Kibbe Gamine style, I started falling in love with late 60’s/early 70’s fashion… and found myself copying this inspiration image from 1971!
Apparently it takes a model to pull off this pose while displaying the sleeves!
My version started off as maxi… but the combo of busy print and polyester ITY fabric made it read a bit more like a costume. It’s too close to Hallowe’en to be looking costumey! I love the high neckline of the inspiration though, and the flared sleeves. If only I could find that original fabric!
To make the sleeves flared, I rotated the pattern piece as I cut it. Much easier than slashing and spreading, though that would be a more accurate way to get the same effect. Here’s a good tutorial by Heather from back in 2016. In addition, I did make a matching tie belt for the waist… but the fabric camouflages it too well to see!
Somehow every fall the weather changes and I can’t figure out what I wore the year before. Do you find that too? That’s ok, I’m always looking for an excuse to sew!