Added Dec 19, 2011
New York, New Yo...
Last week I went to The Nutcracker—and in New York City ladies really dress up for the ballet which makes the event so much fun. I was inspired to make a party dress with tulle like a ballerina’s costume and combine it with a richly hued brocade. Seeing that brocade can be quite expensive, this variation was perfect for using just 1/2 yard for the bodice.
Made up of an overdress and an underdress, the Sibylle pattern is an excellent template for making a princess seamed bodice and full skirt. This version is super simplified—you leave out the over dress.
If you’re a fan of ballet, check out this blog post on Black Swan, the gorgeous and eerie feature film by Darren Aronofsky.
1/2 yard brocade; 6 yards tulle
Hit the city streets in adventurous looks with utilitarian details like cargo pockets and belts.
Twists on feminine classics, like a bold patterned shift dress and pants with a racing stripe.
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