Saturday, September 12, 2015

Make It Shimmer

Shelley in a fashion spread for Seventeen Says Make It, 1971

Shelley appeared on the pages of Seventeen Says Make It in 1971. The mag featured fashions anyone could make for themselves. In the spread called "Make It Shimmer The Body Dress", she modeled a dress that was soft to the touch and followed the contours of the body. The velvety panne knit fabric used for the dress had a subtle sheen and was silvery and shimmery - great for a romantic night out in the town. The corresponding MCall's dress pattern was also mentioned.

Shelley in McCall's pattern 2731

In the "Moonlit Moments" section of the spread, Shelley wore McCall's pattern 2731, a day to evening dress that had a scoop neck and long sleeves. The velvety fabric used went from sable-y brown to light-struck rose taupe to silvered blue. The mag recommended adding five inches to the skirt "to get the boot-topping Gibson length" shown. A pair of matching boots and some old-world inspired jewelry finished her very romantic look. And Shelley was just lovely under all that moonlight.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread