Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Candy dress


I've seen this dress in a magazine featuring a domestic designer and I couldn't get it out of my head no matter how hard I tried, so eventually I said why not make it. I drafted the pattern myself and the only thing I copied is actually the upper part of the bodice with the "cat-eyed" holes and the ruffled piece.

Making the dress was quite easy and induced by the lovely front and the colour of it I named it the Candy dress. To keep my Cupcake dress a company :)

Though to tell you the truth I still love the cupcake better than this one. My heart always misses a bit when I see it in the wardrobe. It is a dress I will keep forever. Sorry Candy!

For this I used a thick cotton ribbed fabric and I am satisfied how the fabric fits the design although the original dress was made of satin so I wouldn't mind trying that in the future. Oh, yes. I left the edges of the ruffles (that's the one in the middle) free to fray - something I've been quite crazy about lately, as you may have noticed!

All the pictures were taken at the Robevci house which is turned into a museum. We visited it today and really had an amazing time looking at the ancient display of pottery, weapons, jewelery and parts of monuments. I am writing a post on it for the other blog where there will be more pictures.

11 comments:

Clara said...

Your dress is very sexy, in a demure kind of way, like a lady of yore showing her ankle. It suits your "exotic" beauty to a T.

Jodi said...

Gorgeous! I love this colour. It is sexy with the cut out bit.

Tuppence said...

I can see why you had to make one for yourself- what an intriguing neckline! It's sexy without being flashy, and still very feminine! Great job!!

Little Treasures said...

Thank you ladies - I am flattered (and blushing behind the monitor)!

Papgena Made It said...

The dress turn out great but I will love to see it in satin! Maybe in a electrical blue...

Little Treasures said...

Papgena that sounds interesting but to tell the truth electric blue somehow doesn't go well with my complexion :(

Hannah said...

Good job! I wish I was more like that, able to just pick up some fabric and make something! I'm determined to do more sewing over the summer though.

Papgena Made It said...

are tou sure?? it would be great with your eyes!!!

Little Treasures said...

Papgena: One never knows! Maybe I'll choose the right shade :)

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RheLynn said...

Quite beautiful :) What Clara said is true and so elegantly said, as well.