Saturday, April 21, 2007

Mermaid Halters and Midriff Bands, Part II

I am in love with this dress.
Luckily, I am making one quite similar, so I won't have to spend $148 at Anthropologie. It is the same basic shape (mermaid halter, fitted bodice, wide-ish skirt), and the fabric I chose is this lovely calico with a pattern of navy and French blue parasols. I have these pretty beige canvas espadrilles with sort of gold thread woven into them that will look really, really perfect with it. A little sweeter than my usual sense of dress, but really perfect for going out to eat and other upcoming summery activities. I am almost done, I just have to line the bodice and then poof! Ready to be worn! And as soon as I can snatch my daddy's digital camera or provide myself with one of my own, I will show it to you. I suppose I could just ask my dad to use his camera, but I don't think he approves of the Internet. And besides, what is the fun in that? My sneaky ninja skills are desperately underused. Oh! And also I am making that drop waist dress with the wide neckline from the pattern that I got off eBay. If you scroll down the picture's probably still there. I got this black and white plaid muslin for dirt cheap, and these big old buttons with anchors on them to stick on there somewhere... well anyhow, gotta go, I am itching to finish my new dress. Bye!

9 comments:

Emma said...

cool, now i just have to save up the zillions of $ to buy the ring with.
cool that you make your own dresses, i've been trying to do the same thing but i'm pretty sure all my creations look like the product of an arts n' crafts teacher on 'ludes.

ambika said...

Gorgeous dress, just gorgeous. But I have to say, I like the print you described much better than what they've used here.

I'd totally put the patchwork hoodie up for sale if it weren't such a rough prototype. I'm planning on making more, though and I'll be sure to post about it when they go in the shop.

Touche19 said...

GORGEOUSNESSSSSSS
wow I want that dress.

-ciao bella- said...

really fabulous dress...the print is so cute! xx

Carissa said...

Lovely 50s parisienne.

S. said...

Girl, show us your creations already!

Tru said...

it is very pretty and it is sooo awesome that you make your own dresses

Jamie said...

The print for your dress sounds like heaven to me. Please please post a picture when it's done!

Alison said...

that dress is haawt!