I think they're a great look for all shapes and sizes, they're easy to make, and you can make them look sweet and innocent or sultry and sexy all with the flip of the neckline.
Here are three that I've made that are currently in my wardrobe:
This one is in a pretty printed polyester fabric. It's very lightweight with just the tiniest crinkle factor to it. I think this one is very sweet, very prairie girl~
|Argh, Blogger is driving me crazy, it keeps rotating my photos~|
This one is a little more risque only because it's made from a very stretchy knit that has a bubbly elastic quality sewn right into the fabric....and it's a little short. Once again I shocked myself when I saw my own picture! How come it never looks this short in the mirror???
|close up of the fabric|
|Also rotated...turn your head toward the left and you'll get a better idea~|
I don't have a pattern to share with you for these because I just sort of "Frankenstein" different patterns together and make changes depending on the fabric. If my fabric is narrow, than the dress is more close fitting. If I have loads of fabric then it's looser and maybe a little longer. Sometimes I use a drawstring in the neckline, sometimes I use elastic. The sleeves are always different lengths, usually depending on the amount of fabric, the weight, and the pattern. I really just play it by ear. Sometimes I even add a ruffle. lace jabot, or some other embellishment.
Even Oprah rocks the peasant top so it must be OK to wear it!
Also, I've started up a linky party on Mondays, so make sure to come back and share your projects next week~