This is a fantastic variation of LENA, whose iconic necklines drape when you drape it or pulls onto the shoulder for a clean line. The very same 50's inspired A-lined skirt has much shorter skirt than LENA, coupled with a slightly raised waist, ADINA is perfect on petites & quite perky on regular & tall gals. The classic silhouette is always in style, just like you!
*This lightweight mildly stretchy, wavy, ripply, sheer-in-spots nylon/poly blend fabric is FANTASTIC in every way.. Out of the suitcase and right on with no fuss and nearly wrinkle free. And it's hand-washable too. I have been using it for over 5 years now, in many different colors! But as i have cleaned out my fabric fellas, with only a few yards of black left, I am coveting it, as they may not be able to get me any more of it… Best to nab these beauties while you can can!*
I created this pattern and have been making this dress for 30 years! I play with the skirt length & sleeve shapes, add on a collar here and there, to work with whatever fabrics I conjure, so that you can always have 'a new' version of the dress whose supreme fit and fabric you have come to rely on for 3 decades. Others have attempted to copy & produce this baby, but these knock-offs of my dresses will never measure up to my master. And they're always mass produced. For my limited editions there's no competition.
MADE WITH LOVE IN NYC SINCE 1992.
Nylon/Lycra is hand wash and line dry & dry cleaning optional.