Simplicity 1939- my fashion influences being Cheryl Tiegs and Fred’s mother-in-law…..


First let me say I just love this dress- it makes me feel all kinds of girly and the bow neckline takes me back to that time where I thought that Cheryl Tiegs in her Sears ads was the height of glamour, sophistication and I just knew that if I ate the crusts on all of my sandwiches I would grow a bosom, feathered hair and  show the world what they were missing by  taking my 8 year old self for granted! Ah, my dreams haven’t changed much now that I think about it……

 Anyhoo- after the cheetah corduroy splendour frock I thought I should perhaps go in another direction, but the lure of the faux predator has lured me once more. My only concern is that I am 1 animal print dress short of completing the Mrs Slaghoople collection.

But is that really so wrong?  Shouldn’t I achieve at least one goal in life? Great, we’re agreed- thats good because I just bought 5 yards of animal print ultrasuede.

For the record, I would like to mention that I am not really fat, it is an optical illusion brought on by always posing with a miniature dachshund. Thanks, Liesl!

24 thoughts on “Simplicity 1939- my fashion influences being Cheryl Tiegs and Fred’s mother-in-law…..

  1. Your dress is stunning! I passed that pattern by because the envelope didn’t do it justice (funny how that happens). I don’t think it’s possible to have too much animal print, particularly when it is this lovely and understated.

    I really think you need some zebra print to channel Mrs. Slaghoople.

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  2. Thanks for your shoutout about my poem and Reuben’s. I was perusing your blog and I gotta say Simplicity Pattern 1939 is lovely, especially on you! For me as a young girl, it was all about Cybill Shepherd in Seventeen Magazine and Beverly Johnson, one of the earlier black supermodels who as a matter of fact did a
    lot in the Sears catalog.

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  3. I just wandered over here form patternreview.com – I love your blog, you’re cracking me up! And thank you for writing the only review of this dress there to date – I even *gasp* have some of that challis but I promise to use something different to make mine so I don’t come across as creepy ;)

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  4. I’ve finally got around to reading your older posts and have to say I love, love, love your dress. I went on a bit of a pattern splurge a week or so ago and bought quite a few patterns without checking reviews or seeing if anyone online had made them – this was one of those. So happy to how great it looks on a real person. Now I just have to wait for my patterns to come from the US to the UK.

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