what I wear – the attractive dress

what I wear — Danielle on July 28, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Even though I am not a designer, sometimes I am seized with a desire to make a dress. Even if I have better things to do, I’ll find myself feverishly drafting, cutting and sewing to make my idea in the cloth. This is one of those dresses. I shamelessly imitated the bodice of the Butikofer dress I love, but redesigned the skirt to suit some oatmeal crinkle cotton I had on hand, left over from my grad collection.

Once I put it on, I don’t want to take it off.  It doesn’t even come across in pictures just how pretty this dress makes me look and feel. I get an unprecedented amount of compliments and attention in this dress, it is like it is made out of some sort of magic sense of attraction or something.

The maxi trend suits me just fine – it shows off the body parts I love (my shoulders, back, waist and arms), hides what I don’t love as much (my legs and ankles), and just manages to seem so effortless and dressed up at the same time.  I’m planning on making a couple more long skirts and dresses next time the inspiration grips me.  There really is nothing like imagining something and making it real.

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    1. Love it!

      Comment by Ashley Winnington-Ball — July 28 2010 @ 1:07 pm
    2. Looks awesome, D! :D

      Comment by Nadia Lewis — July 28 2010 @ 1:12 pm
    3. You look absolutely stunning.

      Comment by Ainsley Kerr — July 28 2010 @ 1:21 pm
    4. Great job on the bodice ;) The maxi really suits you!

      Comment by adrienne — July 28 2010 @ 1:48 pm
    5. So pretty danielle:)

      Comment by Miriam — July 28 2010 @ 3:22 pm
    6. Gorgeous! I know you’re not a designer, Danielle, but you always show effortless talent and taste in every garment you do create. This dress suits you perfectly!

      Comment by Tiff — July 28 2010 @ 10:02 pm
    7. I noticed this dress on you in this picture: http://iwantigot.geekigirl.com/2010/07/26/alexander-wang-in-toronto/

      Stunning!

      Comment by Patricia — July 28 2010 @ 10:53 pm
    8. I dig it!

      Comment by Ellie Di — July 29 2010 @ 7:11 am
    9. Looks comfy and simple AND very beautiful too! Perfect for summer and looks great on you.
      And very funky backdrop for the photos!

      Comment by Dalila — July 29 2010 @ 8:17 pm
    10. love love!!!

      I have one like this but sans the pockets – love that you put pockets on yours!

      Comment by Jas B — July 29 2010 @ 10:49 pm
    11. Breathtakingly gorgeous!
      I’ve been obsessing over cream colored garments and fabrics lately so this is a treat to see. Perfectly executed :)
      xo

      Comment by Hannele — July 30 2010 @ 12:06 pm
    12. Thank you everyone!

      Its funny, I washed the dress and I shrunk it – I thought I had already washed the fabric, but I guess not. So I had to add a third tier to the dress. Its nice, in a way, because its even more flowy now and the top fits a bit better too.

      Comment by Danielle — August 4 2010 @ 9:47 am
    13. [...] dress I made recently using a similar pattern to this dress, but with the added nerdy-fun of getting to match [...]

      Pingback by final fashion » what I wear – summer blues — August 15 2010 @ 3:07 pm
    14. I really loved this dress on you at the Gap event. You looked lovely! And I am so very impressed that you actually made it yourself…it has a great vintage-y feel to it…You did an amazing job!

      Comment by Nelia — August 26 2010 @ 1:36 pm

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