What a dress for a barbecue at dusk. June 15, 2011 23:34

Style_1320_peplum_dress She paws through her closet. She needs something that meets all the three C's: Casual. Comfy. Cool. But she wants something with a little sass as well. Something that will get his temp flying high in the sky. But something ladylike, too. She doesn't want to threaten his female relatives, who tend toward modesty. She passes dress after dress in her vast closet. Then she sees the sleeveless periwinkle linen she made late last summer. She loves the cascading tiers down the back. The princess seamed bodice that fits just so. The sweetheart flair to the neckline. She loves this dress. Absolutely. This is the one. It is.

The details, if you please (and, of course, you do, because who could live without this fabulous pattern?): Style 1320. Dresses. Bust 34. Still in factory folds. Circa late 1980s. $25.

And, yes. Yes. This pattern can be yours with a simple click at The Blue Gardenia, where the patterns are counted, the jewelry is sparkling, and domestic shipping is free. (And we ship abroad as well, happily. And we charge less for shipping than the postal service charges us. Isn't that delightful? We think so.)