Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Kwik Sew 3561

I bought this fabric from EmmaOneSock immdediately upon seeing it. I was in love! I had seen a photo from the Sartorialist with a woman in a very simply sheath dress that had a wild print on it. I decided to do the same thing. I, unfortunately, am not 5 foot 10 and 125 pounds, but decided to do it anyway. I just bought some 5 inch stilettos to go with it to help offset the large heighth issue.

I looked around to find a very simple dress and thought this Kwik Sew was the best choice. I made the long sleeved view with the boat neck but shortened it. The short version is WAY short, something an "over 35" probably shouldn't do unless you have phenominal legs. I added about 2 inches to the shorter version.

A shot of the fabric.

I tried to get photos of myself in it but accidentally broke my camera in the process...Not a good day!

And the gorgeous shoes I bought as a 40th birthday present.

I am working on reviews for the Wardrobe Contest but the broken camera really irks me :-(


Eugenia said...

I think you made a perfect choice of pattern - this simple shape shows off that stunning fabric so well. Those shoes are amazing - what a great outfit!

Kristine said...

Yowza! A perfect marraige of pattern and fabric (and shoes)!!!

Elle said...

I always wonder what I would do with these gorgeous print fabrics at EOS. You have it all figured out. And those shoes are indeed perfect -- with this dress, alone, with just about anything.

Happy 40th!

HeathersSphere said...

You created such a sensational looking dress! Very nice work!