November 20, 2018

#BLC 2018 - Day 20: Make it Simple, But Significant...

...I'm glad no one has ever asked me to define my personal style.  I would have bounced back and forth between dressy casual, to business casual, to I don't even know what else.  Truth be told I've never really done the work to find out what my personal style aesthetic is.  I am; however, a true admirer of fashion.  I love to gaze at beautiful and glamorous clothing all day long. I like many different designs of style, but liking them doesn't always mean they are well suited for me.

 WHAT PROMPTED THIS PARTICULAR TRAIN OF THOUGHT:  Several weeks ago I saw a lady wearing a simple A-lined dress with long trumpet sleeves.  I admired her dress and of course immediately thought "oh, I can make that".  So I set out to make this "simple" A-Lined dress.  In talking about the project with Andrea of SewtoFit, she suggested that I add a little something, something to make the dress stand out.

When it was time to think of a title for this particular post I needed something other than I made a simple dress.  Then I happened to run into this quote by Ron Draper...
 
This quote expressed exactly how I felt about my dress!

To give my dress a little something, something,  I used a black and brown animal print pontederoma from my stash.   I frankenpatterned Simplicity 8557 by using the flutter sleeve from Vogue 9923.        Added piping to the flutter sleeve, and when the piping didn't work the way I wanted at the neckline, I substituted fold over elastic as a trim that worked like a charm.

Piped flutter sleeve
 
Fold Over Elastic neckline trim 
I know, I know its a mannequin picture!  I will post pictures wearing this "Simple but Significant" A-Lined dress when I return to work next week... 

10 comments:

  1. Wow! She's a beauty! Quite significant!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment Carrie!

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  2. Gosh, your dress is all kinds of fab!

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  3. That's a truly gorgeous dress, Faye!

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  4. Ms. Faye, as usual, you’ve managed to create another beautiful piece and fill us full of inspiration and just plain “good feeling” reading your post! Ms. Andrea advised you well! (BTW...I do read your responses to my comments too, LOL!)

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    1. Thank you Myra! I always wonder if people read my responses but I kinda figured you did. You cover all the bases!!!!

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    2. LOL!! Sometimes!

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  5. This dress is so gorgeous to me!! That print is everything. You added just the right touches.

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