Monday, September 26, 2011

Outfit Of The Day: Aqua Dress

Dress: Made by me {last seen here}
Shoes: Talbots {here} {last seen here}
Purse: Nine & Co.
Necklace: Target {similar style here} {last seen here}
Earrings: Made by me

This is one of those dresses I look at in my closet searching for the perfect time to wear it.  I made it several years ago from clearance rack fabric (if I remember correctly) by combining three different patterns (one is the coffee date dress from Burdastyle) and redrafting a sleeve pattern - and it's polyester with a polyester lining.  Not exactly conducive to the Southern heat and humidity.  So that leaves early Spring and Fall.  But the color works better for Spring - except I didn't wear it this year.  So forgive my desire to wear a light aqua dress with the approaching autumn season.  It only comes out to play once or twice a year. ;-)

Construction notes: I added a slight puff sleeve with button, used the bodice of a 1970s pattern that my mom owned, lowered the neckline, and changed the back-seam zipper to a hidden side-seam zipper.

And lastly, if you missed the blog sale, you can find it here.

20 comments:

Bravoe Runway said...

You made this? That is an incredible job and combining 3 patterns is no easy task! The colour is beautiful!

Lilly's Style said...

Wow, I'm really impressed, you did an amazing job making the dress. It looks great on you and the color is so pretty.

Andi said...

Wow, this is lovely. I can't believe you made it-you're so talented!

Pop Champagne said...

the dress looks very lovely, and the color looks fab on you!

SassyUptownChic said...

I was gonna ask you where could I buy it from? HAHAHA OMG'd Mary Ann, you are so talented girl.It's a great classic style dress and what I love is the ruffle in the front and the details on the sleeves. Awesome girl. Love your necklace with it. Have an awesome Monday O-Talented-One! :D
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Rachel said...

Wow! Amazing job as usual! It's a really pretty dress! I'd like to try sewing some clothes...someday, but I better start with something a little more basic! Lol:)

JustPatience said...

So love the dress and the ruffle details on the front. I like the shoes you paired with it.

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KatyK said...

Goodness I should have definitely taken my mother up on all those offers to teach me how to sew. This dress is lovely.

M.R. said...

wow= great job i think it's beautiful!

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Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

I'm in love with your dress. What a beautiful and incredibly flattering dress.

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We Can Pretend said...

omg, i cant believe you made that dress!!!! how amazing, REally impressed. cuuuute blog =)

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Canadianpetite said...

You made this? It's so beautiful. I could sweat through one pattern but three??? Yup, you're talented.

Anne said...

You did that? that's great! I love homemade. and rabbit!

Cloilet said...

Ooooh great job but that rabbit distract me, is so cuuuuuuteeee

India said...

great outfit!

Arden said...

Wow, love the dress! Such great details! xx

Beckerman Girls said...

I LOVE YOUR DRESS!!! It's the perfect color! and that baby bunny is sooooooo cute..omg! like OMG!!! CUTENESS!

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Lydia said...

You made that? Wow, amazing job! That dress is gorg. And your bunny is cute.

JC said...

Wow --you are one talented seamstress! The dress is adorable! I love the material & color!