Added Jan 21, 2013
Until the last minute, attending the official Inaugural Ball was a not-entirely-remote possibility but so was missing out on tickets to any shindig worth attending. Dress codes ranged from dressy casual to full-on formal, so I had a helluva lot of ground to cover. In short, I needed to make something that’d blend in with a black tie crowd but wouldn’t wear like a wedding dress in a dive bar, either. And if I didn’t go to anything fancy at all, I still wanted to be able to bust out whatever I made.
This is based on a fairly heavily modified Vogue 8766, if you want to get the pattern.
More on my blog! — http://rebeccadelaney.net/2013/01/to-do-decide-which-ball-to-attend/
Lace from Diana Fabrics (http://www.thunderlily.com/fabrics/fashion/lace-and-tulle/3902-multi-colored-lace-and-tulle-r.html), underlined with silk charmeuse scored on clearance from, uh, somewhere? I lengthened the straight skirt from the pattern and added some brown velvet godets/gores/whatever-those-triangle-inserts-are-called-I’m-just-glad-they-worked at the bottom.
Hit the city streets in adventurous looks with utilitarian details like cargo pockets and belts.
Twists on feminine classics, like a bold patterned shift dress and pants with a racing stripe.
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