A Tale of Two Dresses: Day 2

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Day 2's dress is based on a few things:

1. A dress I saw at this cute store in my hometown. I took a picture of it with my phone a month ago and then accidentally deleted it this morning. You'll have to take my word for it that it looks just like this dress, only a little different shade of pink.

2. This Halston Heritage dress from Pinterest...

3. And Think Pink week from Sew Weekly. I bought the fabric and started planning the dress that week but I didn't have the time to make it until now.

I used Burda 7519, view B. The pattern is for a tunic so when I cut it out I eyeballed it and added a few extra inches to the length, however I think I probably ended up cutting them back off when I hemmed it, so it's probably about the length of the pattern. I also Frankensteined it and added flutter sleeves from Butterick 4132, so it's basically a longer version of this top. The fabric is a fuchsia cotton broadcloth from JoAnns. The dress went together really easy, especially with the lack of closures. I used french seams on the inside and bias binding for the sleeve seams. The dress is really comfortable and I love the color, and even though the fabric is probably a little stiff for the cowl neck and flutter sleeves I think it works alright and will soften up with wear...

This first picture is from the restaurant last night. It's sort of terrible because of the lighting but it's proof I actually wore it ;). This picture also gives the best sense of how bright the color of the fabric is.
 
This is a picture of what I wore with it.

Here's the dress on leopard-print-me in decent light, although it's much more fuchsia colored in real life (more like the color of the Halston dress). Sorry for the wrinkles!


So two dresses in two days! I love both dresses and both were worn for great occasions! Next up, several tops for work and my bridesmaids dress. 
Hope everyone has a fabulous week!

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Gail
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October 17, 2011 at 5:41 AM delete

Well you have unofficially joined in my Frocktober!

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