Added Feb 9, 2011
This year I wanted to buy something special for Valentine’s Day. So I searched my favorite dress shop, Modcloth. I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to go for sultry or sweet. I had it narrowed down to two frocks when I realized that the sultry one was sold out. Then (of course) it became the one I wanted. It was actually rather expensive anyway. With shipping it would have been close to $100. And I don’t like to spend more than $60 on a dress and even then it’s gotta be something special.
So, I decided to try and recreate it. Here was the Modcloth version. I tweaked a couple things but I think it came out pretty good. And I only paid $25 for the material and notions. It would have been even less but I bought duponi silk for the bodice and ruffles which is $12 a yard at JoAnn’s with a 40% off coupon. So this dress is probably even made of better material than the Modcloth version.
My favorite part about this dress is the ruffles at the bottom. It gives it some body in the skirt and looks like cake confection. I also added the pintucks under the bustline. And the back has a nice deep V that reaches below the bra line. I wore a normal bra with this and the only thing that showed was the hooks in the back which can be hidden by safety pinning the bra below the zipper…..I’m skillfull that way;)
I will be wearing this to our Valentine’s Day dinner but if any of you would like the chance to own this dress after that I will be offering it up to one lucky Grosgrain reader. I’ll only be wearing it one night but I just want to be clear that I will be wearing it before it gets sent.
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