Saturday night I was flipping channels, and I stumbled across my most favorite movie... Dirty Dancing. In 1987, I was 13 years old, and I loved everything about the movie. The soundtrack, the dancing, and the wardrobe. For me, Baby's finale dress is right up there with the iconic "Breakfast at Tiffany's" dress.
I'll let you in on a secret... When I was a pre-teen, I'd daydream of having random dance sequences happen during my normal life, like in the movies "Footloose" and "Grease". While that doesn't happen in "Dirty Dancing", I'm pretty sure that there were also a few fantasies of dancing with Johnny Castle, too.
What girl in 1987 didn't?!
So, what does this have to do with sewing? Have you seen the newest Vogue patterns? As I was reading a blog post offering the thumbs up and thumbs down on them, this number popped up and it immediately made me think... "That's it. That's Baby's dress."
Now, hear me out. Dropped waist. Check. Flared circle skirt. Check.
Scooped Neckline with tank top straps. Totally Fixable.
The back zip would need to be moved to the side. No biggie.
So... Simplicity top + Vogue bottom = "Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner"!
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So, I have absolutely NOWHERE to where this, but it excites me. I wouldn't do it up in pale pink (too much like the movie dress), but a red version would be fun. Who knows... with Christmas and New Years ahead, anything is possible. There is also a Big Birthday on the horizon for me, so perhaps this could be for that occasion?
Did you know that...The indoor scenes (Penny crying in the kitchen, and the Houseman's cabin) were set at the Mountain Lake Hotel in Mountain Lake, Virginia? Twenty-five years later, the hotel still hosts "Dirty Dancing Weekends"? How fun would that be?!
So, please do tell... if you could have any dress/outfit from a movie, what would you pick?