Added May 6, 2010
When my sister and I were teenagers (and well into our 20s) we would share clothes as if our closets were owned by the other. I would go to her house and raid her closet, take a couple new things I liked and then keep them indefinitely. And just in case any of you think ill of me, let me tell you, she would do the same.
Often I would buy something new and somehow it would go missing. A couple months later I’d see it on her as if it were never mine. I think this is a common memory for most girls who have sisters.
This dress sort of reminded me of something I’d steal from her. I really liked the way it looked on me, all soft and flowy. I felt like a Spanish dancer.
This dress has an empire waist. But the best part is the skirt. I made it with two tiers. Not only that but each tier has two full circle skirt cuts. Very wide when open.
The part I liked about the cut is that it is a little shorter at the sides, almost unnoticablely shorter. But it gives the dress and flirty look without looking too short in front (coming down to my knees).
The top is lined with a robin’s egg blue trim in the front and back.
The bottom of the skirt is also lined with trim which makes it bellow out more. If you twirl or move slightly to the left or right the look is amazing! I want to wear this dress to a nice summer on-the-beach party or take a trip to Hawaii and wear it to a luau.
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