Monday, August 26, 2013

1 Pattern 7 Bloggers - Inspiration

Holy crap, I can't even believe the response to my last post! That is definitely the most comments I have ever gotten. I'm sure that little giveaway had nothing to do with it. :) And if you haven't entered yet, there is still time! I sat on my copy of Macaron for a long time, not really sure what direction I wanted to go. For dressy occasions, I tend to wear vintage, but on the other hand, I already have a TON of casual dresses. I did a lot of Google image searching and looking at the Colette Patterns Flickr stream, but nothing was really speaking to me. Then on a completely unrelated web search, I came across this dress.

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The bodice and shape of the skirt is basically perfect. It's Valentino, and retailed for $3290.00. My version is costing me $28! I'm using an apple green silk dupioni (purchased with a 50% off coupon!) and a vintage lace tablecloth I already owned. I plan on using sheer bias binding for the neckline and keeping the natural lace edge for the sleeves.

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Don't forget to check out what the rest of the lovely ladies are sewing!


Reana Louise from Reana Louise


Rachel from My Messings


Sam from Buckingham Road

10 comments:

  1. I love the lace overlay on that beautiful green fabric! Can't believe the price on that designer dress! Great savings!

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  2. Oh Amy, I'm so excited to see your dress! I know it's going to be soooo gorgeous!

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  3. Omg this is gorgeous! Love the fresh colour paired with the lace

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  4. This dress is fabulous, can't wait to see your version!

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  5. Gosh I love the combo of the apple green and lace on that dress... yours is going to look amazing!

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  6. I love your inspiration. The color is fantastic.

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  7. This is going to be gorgeous! Can't wait to see the finished item.
    Freya May

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  8. Very pretty. Love your dress. The color is sooooo adorable:)

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  9. God I am so in love with this idea! Can you make me one :)

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  10. Beautiful dress! Love that citron colour. (yes, that means green :) )

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