Sunday, November 15, 2009

Dinner party dress

I had a more successful sewing experience this weekend. I made up McCalls 5701 in a stretch sateen bottom weight cotton fabric that I picked up on sale at Joann fabric. It's a really lovely deep eggplant color.
This is a pullover dress that is purposely very boxy and voluminous. It certainly isn't figure-flattering, but I do think it has a nice contemporary feeling to it. I wouldn't wear this dress if I were trying to make a great first impression, but I would wear it to a dinner party with good friends. It would be really comfortable to hang out in for an evening, and has just enough attitude to make it a little special.

I love anything with pockets.
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The pleats on the reverse give the dress even more volume. I still go back and forth as to whether or not I like this detail.


Trudy said...

You look lovely in the dress. I like the way the pleats look in the back.

Wendolene said...

Trés chic!

Ariane said...

I love this dress! You are right : it is hard to pull it off but you do!!

Hilary said...

You totally pull off this awesome dress! And you look EXTREMELY chic!