Shades of Me: Black

Friday, February 7, 2014

It's my turn for Shades of Me! I am enjoying the series greatly, so many talented people are participating! My color is black.  I knew what I wanted to make right away. My sister used to have a dress that I really liked and hoped that it would be mine one day. Well, she wore it to threads. What's a girl to do? Try to make a replica, of course.

 
For my pattern I used a night gown, of all things. :) What can I say, I liked the fit. The fabric is  jersey that I had in my stash. That's a lot of stripes. It was a stripe matching nightmare. It slipped and stretched and warped, but I put it in its place. Mostly. :)

 
I added a detail to add visual interest to the otherwise simple dress.  It also breaks the vertical stripes and creates an illusion of a slimmer waist. Would you like a tutorial?

 
It took me a while to find the right fabric for the inserts. I ended up with the fabric normally used as lining in swim suits. It works well, except it is tiny bit sheer. Doesn't really show much skin, but the undergarments will certainly be visible.  I am glad I placed it where I did.

 
I added darts in the back to make it more fitted. Overall I am happy with the final product. It's very me - comfortable, easy to wear and a bit different. Thank you so much Hayley and Celina for letting me participate!

 
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35 comments

  1. Wow - Olga. You look amazing. Such a cool detail on the dress!

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  2. Beautiful and I adore that dress. So awesome!

    Thanks so much for joining us!

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  3. Gorgeous!! That is a very unique piece. I'd love to see a tutorial. :)

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  4. You did an awesome job matching stripes. The side is so fun and unexpected!

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  5. GO Olga you hot lady!! And weeelllll done for matching those stripes....I would have given up before even trying!

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  6. I love that you made something that is very you and something you have wanted for a while. You are one hot mama and so gorgeous. Everything is just lovely. Thank you so much for being part of the tour.

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  7. Um... you look amazing, girl! Wow! That is a very cool cutout piece and I too would love to see how you did it!

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  8. It looks great! And your body is phenomenal... Just saying!!

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  9. Oh my God. Olga ! You are so gorgeous! You need to start sewing for yourself more! I love that dress. Those insets look really hard to make! Your figure is amazing!

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  10. STUNNING!!! The dress looks fabulous on you, and that side detail is phenomenal!!!

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  11. The most beautiful sister in the world! This seems like a very complicated dress to make with all the stripes, jersey fabric and that fantastic detail! Can I please have the dress once you get bored with it? :)

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  12. OLGA!!! I need to see you out in front of the camera more. That dress is great and I will be waitingon the tutorial for the side detail.

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  13. I love this dress! I definitely need some more stripey dresses in my life. I love the side detail, so creative.

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    1. Wow! That insert is amazing and you look fantastic!

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  14. wow, you are rocking that dress!

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  15. This dress is so flattering on you!

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  16. I love this dress. It looks wonderful on you. I would love a tutorial for it.

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  17. Totally gorgeous! And if you offer a tutorial for something you say will give an illusion of a slimmer waist of course I am going to say yes! You def showed those stripes who was boss ;) Looking like a hot mama!

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  18. Ольга, просто супер! Теперь полоски знают кто в доме хозяин! Мне очень нравится деталь сбоку :) I hope that comes through readable ;)

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  19. Yay Olga!! What a fabbbbb dress!! You look great!!

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  20. Hi Olga, beautiful dress and you!

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  21. Wow Olga! Beautiful dress! I love the circle detail. You did a great job on the stripe matching.

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  22. Beautiful, Olga! Not everyone can pull off horizontal stripes, but you sure can! Amazing dress.

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  23. FAB dress featuring black & white stripes in various widths. The circle detail on one side adds to the uniqueness! BRAVO! You model it beautifully, OLGA! Sarah Helene, Minneapolis, MN

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  24. That insert is really amazing! I love it and would love to see how it's done!

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  25. That is so amazing. I love the fit! You would never guess you had any trouble with the fabric!
    Christine/Covered By Design

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  26. Gorgeous dress, Olga! It's so flattering and unique, and you nailed the stripe matching!

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  27. Wow- cool detail you added. I love the flattering shape it creates- Shannon

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  28. Love this dress, is so flattering on you!

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  29. I think something happened with my comment.
    Well, love your dress, is absolutely flattering on you and you look great!

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  30. It is a very flattering dress. It is funny because I used to have a nightgown that fit better than dresses, so I can totally understand that. Very creative!

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  31. Congrats on the sew-along win!!! This is a stunning dress. You look absolutely beautiful.

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  32. Really great dress Olga! I would also love to see the tutorial for this!

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