Sunday, February 16, 2014

Pleated Dress

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When the themes were announced for Project Sewn, I knew I had to sew along for the shoes inspired challenged. I have just a few pairs of shoes. They only occupy two closets and half of the garage. I might have a tiny shoe buying problem. Nothing serious. Totally under control. :) This gorgeous pair is my new favorite. They are buttery leather inside and out and I just love the shape of the heels. I wore them for my Shades of Me post.




The fabric is silk with a touch of spandex, so it's stretchy. I bought it for a different project, but never used it. I used a Burda pattern as my based. I made the pleats in the fabric before cutting the pattern pieces.


I had to finagle with the fit a bit and I am not completely happy with it. You can kind of see what I had for lunch. :) Also the fabric doesn't hide anything. :) And as you can see the dress matches the shoes, the wall, and the carpet. :)  We are all about being monochromatic.


Don't worry I don't have severe stomach cramps. It just seemed like a good place to put my hands.  The back is plain with a tiny slit.




The detail in the front is, well, it's a just a detail. Just for fun. :) Overall, I am happy with the dress. Next time I make one, I would definitely use a bit more ease. :) 

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21 comments :

  1. oh gosh i love it! and you look amazing!

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  2. That's a wonderful dress... I love the details and the fit is great.

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  4. Beautiful! Both dress and you :)

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  5. You look amazing, OLGA. I am crazy. Your name is even IN your blog address. I'm never going to live this down....

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  6. Ah!! I see that my brain got confused when it saw Magda's name up there^^^ in the comments. OMG someone shoot me.

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  7. This is beautiful! I love the soft color, and the dress is so flattering on you. The pleats are a very nice touch.

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  8. Holy smokes Olga.....this dress is smoking hot.....please tell me you are wearing a full body spanx suit under and this is just not your average everyday body!! And I love LOVE the details....beautiful! So simple and yet so dramatic! This might be THE FAVORITE thing you have made so far. And totally love the shoes too!

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  9. You're cracking me up with this post!! You and the dress look awesome! Those pleats add such an interesting detail.

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  10. You look stunning and the details on the dress are amazing!

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  11. Beautiful detail! No more ease... you look amazing.

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  12. So fun!!! Those shoes are awesome!!! I couldn't pull that off! You are super skinny!!!!

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  13. so beautiful, both the model and the dress ;) ! love the matching colors of the shoes and the dress, a real inspiration! the dress is lovely: elegant, simple and sophisticated at the same time!

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  14. Очень красивое платье и вам очень идет! Совсем не плохо что немного тесновато, мне кажется что отстроченные детали подчеркивают красоту фигуры именно за счет того что платье такое "по фигуре".

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  15. Other beautiful dress. My kind of dress, simple with a little detail and flattering!
    You look great!

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  16. Oh, my! This is gorgeous. What fine work you've done here - very brave! It looks stunning on you too.

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