I generally, without a doubt, reside in a 1970s retro vibe with a modern twist. I love the colors, the fabrics and the patterns. So when I saw the Dream Weaver collection by Material Girl quilts, I knew what I had to do! Put on the song by the same name by Gary Wright (psst, go listen then come right back), and hit my stash to find a pattern to play with these fun prints.
I chose to use the Diamonds design in the peach colorway.
I found it was perfect to pair with this vintage Simplicity 6392 dress pattern from my stash.
I was drawn to the pleated maxi skirt and simple back detail.
I love it but made a few modifications. The pattern calls for patch pockets but, I didn't want to interrupt this beautiful print. I inserted them in the side seams instead. The waistline on the pattern had generous ease and was looser than I liked. I reduced the ease by creating a casing and inserting 1/4in elastic into it. This pulled in the fullness.
I also opted to keep the bodice on grain for visual continuity.