Added Jan 24, 2014
Los Angeles, Cal...
Gunmetal is an edgy dress and blouse with figure flattering ruching and ruffled trim. Made completely out of stretch fabrics, it is surprisingly comfortable while being flirty and fun. This pattern can be used with a variety of unique sheers and laces as the overlay resulting in fun color combinations. View A has contrasting panels with matching ruffles, sheer sleeves, and buttons down the center front. A softly draping circle skirt finishes the bottom of the dress an inch above the knee. View B has a gothic lolita vibe and features ready-to-wear hardware details and faux corset accents. The blouse has a fashionable peplum that finishes at the high hip and the sleeves are finished with clear elastic in the hem.
This is my leopard print version that I made for the Jungle January theme going around the sewing blogosphere.
Full blog post with tons of photos and description here: http://www.lolitapatterns.com/gunmetal-for-jungle-january/
nude swimsuit lining for main fabric, rose burnout leopard print lace for overlay
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