Saturday, March 27, 2010

Bridal Shower Saturday Dress

Today is my friend's bridal shower, and I just finished my shabby apple-inspired dress last night! So i get to wear it!

I really like this dress. I fits me really well, and it is SOOO comfy. Take that Shabby Apple! I wanted to make the neckline a V-neck with the rose on top so my neckline would lengthen, making my chest look smaller. The empire waist emphasizes the smallest part of me, and the skirt has a slight a-line which balances my top-half. I'm thinking i look pretty hot. The sunglasses help.

It didn't take me very long to make because I didn't have to make any new patterns. The bodice and waistband are from my evening gown, the sleeves are from Cassandra, and the rose detail is from Piper. Pattern pieces are so easy to mix and combine, even if you use pre-made patterns. If you don't like a skirt of a dress, just use a different one! It's all about trial and error, and I'm relieved this dress made it through those adjustments so it is actually wear-able. Have a great weekend!

9 comments:

  1. Amazing job! It's a gorgeous dress, and very flattering! I'm sorry, but I just don't believe that you've only been sewing for a year ;) Keep up the good work!

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  2. you look so dang skinny! i want you to make me a dress. maybe like this one. but colors that would fit my skin tone. i have tried black and white numerous times.... makes me look pasty :/

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  3. You need to post some close ups! I've seen it in person and I must say it looks like she picked it up at Nordstrom. It has fabulous detail and fabric and looks great on her!

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  4. LOVE! Thinking about copying....

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  5. fabulous! i wish i could have one too! love it. you are amazing!

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  6. I rarely post comments on the blogs I read but I just wanted to say how beautiful your dress looks and that you look great! I have such a hard time finding cute, modern, modest dresses and I sure wish you had an Etsy shop or something (or that I lived in Utah) so I could buy clothing from you!
    You have a great talent and I will be lining up to buy your items whenever you start selling them! Thanks for blogging.

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  7. Oooohhh I LOVE this dress! I love the giant rose, it's awesome! And the sleeves are beautiful. Just gorgeous! And the sunnies do top it off ;)

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