Each year I make myself a birthday dress and a holiday dress. This year I didn't make a birthday dress because I went to LA. I didn't really have the time.
I think about these two dresses ALL YEAR LONG lol.
After my last fancy dress post about my hair vs dress
I wondered if I would even consider doing something different with my hair and it didn't even cross my mind lol. I got my hair cut to wear it in the style it was cut in...with everything so that's exactly what I did.
I think this picture of Beyonce is from 2009. I fell in LOVE with this dress when she wore it and saved the picture. I absolutely adore the fabric. I'm not sure of the original source of this picture.
Last year I believe I saw this picture and LOVED this look on Selena Gomez.Alice & Olivia Lillyanne Puff Mini Dress
Then I saw this dress from Alice & Olivia and that pretty much sealed the deal.
I was fabric shopping with my mom when I saw this fabric and just about had a fit lol
I decided on a midi-length dress because I am totally in love with it and it's so on trend right now.
It's cold, the venue is ALWAYS cold so I didn't want to go strapless or have to fuss with a sweater or shawl, I wanted my dress to be seen. I didn't work on it so hard to hide it :)
I also went fairly simple on the shoes. They are Fergie Podium. This has to be the most comfortable pair of shoes I have ever worn. I was on my feet all night and I have not one complaint.
For those of you who sew, here is a review:
Pattern Sizing: 8-18 I made the size 12
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow? I've made this dress before HERE and I didn't even have to use them. They ARE very well drafted and easy to understand and follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This is my favorite pattern for a fit and flare dress. I absolutely LOVE it.
Fabric Used: Metallic Brocade
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will make this one again and again and again. I love it. I HIGHLY recommend this pattern if you like this style dress.
Conclusion:Great pattern. Go pick it up if you like this style.