Fun Spring Dress with Pockets

comments (9) September 23rd, 2009 in gallery     

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Lauraleeva Lauraleeva, member
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Close up of the front of my dress.
Side view of dress.
I was inspired by this Bill Blass design.
Close up of the front of my dress.

Close up of the front of my dress.

I was inspired by a black and white Bill Blass design when making this fun spring dress. I do not know if the Bill Blass design is one or two pieces, but I decided to make my design a one piece dress so it is easier to wear.  I made my own pattern for this dress by draping it on a dressform. The skirt and midriff of the dress are made of silk and the bodice is a sheer cream polyester. I also wanted to make the dress more fun for spring so I used a pretty floral silk. I liked how the Bill Blass design ties at the neck and has pockets, so I kept both of those elements in my design. But I wanted my dress to have more movement so I decided to make the skirt of my dress fuller and pleated, which gives it a fun swing when the wearer walks. The bodice of my dress if cut on the bias and is lined with two layers of lightweight cotton to avoid sheerness and to add comfort. The midriff of the dress is fully boned to add structure. I did a lot of hand sewing on this dress including the hand stitched blind hem.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: gallery, dress, floral

Comments (9)

ClaireOKC writes: I absolutely love the creativity and style of did a fabulous job.
Posted: 8:50 am on December 26th
VeryPrairie writes: I love that you can be very demure and pair this with a cardigan. When you remove the cardigan, revealing the pretty open back, you'll be fighting off the boys. Lovely dress!
Posted: 1:59 am on October 8th
Dr_Sandy writes: It is super chic and perfect for fall with a nice cardigan. The color is beautiful.
Posted: 12:02 pm on October 1st
churunga writes: Sorry. Not an appropriate fall fashion.
Posted: 9:51 pm on September 30th
joi writes: so refreshing. looks wonderful.
Posted: 9:36 pm on September 28th
Sweet_Dee writes: I want that dress!!! I love the colour combo and fabric choice. Excellent job!
Posted: 6:15 pm on September 26th
Lauraleeva writes: Thank you. I always like to hear feedback about my work.
Posted: 1:32 pm on September 24th
abit2011 writes: I find it very difficult to mix patterned fabrics in the same design, but you pulled it off beautifully. Well done!
Posted: 1:21 pm on September 24th
theemptynest writes: Stunning..I bet it looks gorgeous on you!
Posted: 6:49 am on September 24th
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