|The pattern: from 1967 (purchased in a lot from a yard sale)|
Pattern sizes are not 100% accurate, so I eyeballed the pattern and the fabric and made adjustments. Not the most scientific approach, but that's how I roll.
|The fabric: thin cotton weave from the holiday section of Jo-Ann Fabrics|
It was over 80 degrees in Santa Barbara on the 4th. I was quite happy that I'd opted for a thin cotton weave and not the 60s staple of double-knit polyester!
The vintage scarf is from my Mom's collection, and it comes out every year on July 4th. The pin and earrings are from different thrift shops, and the glasses are from the 99 cent store. The shoes were my first ever purchase from Neiman Marcus in 1996. Still love them!
The dress ended up a bit large so I went with an above the knee hem to compensate. And yes, I'm really that pale. I used lots of sunscreen that day!