Added Sep 25, 2011
I’ve been completely obsessed with matching twin sets in boldly busy patterns. I really wanted cigarette pants to go with this vintage blouse but didn’t have enough fabric so I patterned a very simple (and short!) dirndl skirt with waistband and invisible side zipper closure. The blouse has crazy big mutton sleeves and is fitted with princess seams. Instead of buttons, I decided to try and a clean, finished front and hand sewed hooks and eyes. I made the collar/bow much narrower than the pattern called for in an attempt to modernize the finished look, which I think ended up a little like an ode to Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel meets prairie Americana. I really love it and am excited to wear it with chunky ankle boots for Fall.
100% quilters cotton, eye hooks, invisible zipper
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Meg's Magazine Mash Up!
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The latest Elie Saab collection inspired this hand-beaded dress by chanel2005.
Celebrate with lovely dresses, sparkly dolman tees, and an embellished peplum skirt.
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