Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ideas for Spring 2009


One of my favorite types of dresses is the basic shirt dress. One of my favorite types of collars is the Peter Pan collar. One of my favorite fashion designers is Christian Dior. One of my favorite non-black/white/grey colors is garnet red. Put those things together and voila! You get the above.

I love the simplicity of that dress. There's an elegance to it that is soft and understated, yet powerfully feminine. Tres Francais, n'est-ce pas?

While visiting a forum I frequent, someone posted that the new Butterick patterns were available online. I clicked the link and what was the first thing my eyes did see? This pattern:



I'm really feeling like I could pull of a Dior inspiration with this pattern, which happens to be in the category of 'Easy'. And so I wonder: which will be the more challenging aspect of sewing this wonderful inspiration? Affording the type of fabric I would like this dress made from, or being able to put this dress together in time for Spring? Because I'm no Speed Queen when it comes to thread banging, y'all. Well, sometimes it does snow in April :)

4 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Buttericks are $5.99 online and they would have your size and be in stock. I like your jump-off to make the Dior dress and you do have all spring and summer to wear it when completed. So I say go for it!

QueenSH said...

This is so cute. It is on my list of patterns to get from the New Spring Butterick collection. My local Hancocks doesnt have the patterns yet so I am hoping Joanns will have them next weekend in time for their sale.

birdandflower - paper doll maker said...

That color is my power color and I love peter pan colors. They really flatter the face. Good choice!

The Stylist said...

Oh I love this one, picked it up yesterday at Joanns. They are 1.99 here. Great dress, now to find tha right fabric...