Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Vogue 1250 DKNY Dress

This dress was so stupid simple (2 pattern pieces!) but it took some mental gymnastics to make it work for me. I usually don't go for a cowl neckline as they are more conducive to an Audrey Hepburn type figure...I'm no Anna Nicole Smith but I am a little on the Marilyn Monroe side. What I ended up doing is cutting a size larger than I normally would, left a little more room in the bust and then narrowing down to a taper that actually sits on my hips creating the little draping effect that the pattern envelope shows. (Pic below) This dress is getting rave reviews on PatternReview.com...fab site by the way, if you haven't seen it you must check it out...you can find it in My Favorite Clicks...
And NOW...for the real fashion statement of this entry, check out the stockings and closed toe pumps ala Kate Middleton! I hope her fabulous fashion sense and style (even though it is mandated by the monarchy's protocol) starts a trend back to stockings! Enough of this bare-legged, smelly tanning treatment, lazy attitude towards a classic finishing touch to our wardrobe. Let's hear it ladies...does anyone agree with me?

1 comment:

  1. Too funny! I'll see if I can find a pair of pantyhose at my local Marshall's! I agree I'd like to camo my veins a bit too. Love your dress. I have a gazillion patterns and said NO MORE but after your review I have to see if I can still get it.


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