Added May 19, 2010
I had my lovely sister model this next frock. Perfect for holidays especially New Year’s.
I originally got the idea for this dress from a suit case I saw with a white scalloped edge. I thought it would really interesting on a dress.
The scallops are echoed in the skirt as well as along the neckline. The black scallops are framed with the feathered layers of white scallops.
This nicely covers the cleavage. I know I always like that aspect. The layered white scallops also stretch up at the sides of the neck for a sophisticated look.
The top black skirt opens in the front and overlaps a white underskirt.
The dress is cinched at the waist by a wide 5" white sash. The sash then crosses in the back and peaks out at the sides for a feminine look.
The sleeves are capped and have no seam between the bodice.
I was lucky enough to get my sister to make time in her busy day to stop by at my house and take these photos. Although she did comment on how my basement studio setup looked like a crime scene out of CSI. Did I mention how dank it is? Really, you’d never believe what it looks like around these photos.
You may recognize Chan from my Limoncello Frock. I use the word ‘may’ because I photoshopped her hair a dark brunette in those photos. This is what she looks like in real life and honestly, I have to say, blond is better….on her.
I really liked the way the dress flattered her waist. Of course, with a body frame like hers it’s not that difficult but I think this a-line skirt would flatter most figures.
I imagined wearing this dress to a holiday party and getting many compliments;) Chan even told me that it was something she would wear and I don’t doubt she’d tell me if she didn’t like it.
Get all 11 of these retro inspired patterns for one low price!
Pattern of the Week
Hippie meets grunge in this plaid top with flared sleeves and a round neckline.
Leopard and snakeskin are the new neutrals.
Member Project of the Week
Peneloping's hand beaded frock is a real stunner.
Make these brand new blouses and dresses in candy colored silk.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.