With Adelaide being pattern of the month, it got me thinking more about how this simple and versatile dress could be styled. One of my favorite parts of sewing (and I’m sure a lot of yours, too) is taking inspiration from old and current trends and applying it in a way that I know would work for me and my style. I love Adelaide’s cute snap fasteners down the center front and the easy silhouette that has been utilized in many past decades.
I did some research on snap fasteners, and did you know they came to be a thing in the rodeo in the 1930? The idea was if a cowboy fell off a horse his shirt could quick release if it got stuck in the process.
Anyway, besides the origin of snap fasteners, I collected a few images that I think are some fun inspiration for you all if you end up making Adelaide this month.
I love these floral prints so much. They add a lot of dimension without being too frilly.
Don’t hate me for saying this, but the nineties are technically considered vintage now, and I could not stop looking at cute sundresses inspired from then.
Something I haven’t considered in awhile are turtlenecks. Maybe after summer has passed you could add a turtleneck under your Adelaide to make it more appropriate for fall/winter.
I know I’ve read a few comments that some ladies are talking about making a polka dot version and Gwen Stefani knew (and still knows) what’s up, so she and I think you should do it.
Even though Adelaide is an easy-going sundress, that doesn’t mean you can’t dress it up with some textured fabric, like velvet or suede/leather.
I know knee/thigh highs aren’t for everyone, but paired with sandals and a contrasting turtleneck, they are such a fun way to spice up an outfit.
You could also add some vintage embellishments like a ruffle detail on the shoulder, or add some ric rac ribbon to the snap fasteners.
I love the essence of these images. There is an effortless, fun attitude that exudes from the garments, and that’s something I always shoot for.
Even though the images above don’t all show exact similarities to Adelaide, I hope they are inspiration for your version. Don’t forget that through the end of the month Adelaide is just $5!
Do you plan on making Adelaide this month? If so, what are your plans?