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Last night I was excited to sit down and watch the American Music Awards. I do love all the music, but really I am always a bit more excited about the fashion. I was one of the millions of people waiting and watching to see what Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus would show up wearing. I was impressed with the demure nature of a lot of the celebs, and I saw a lot of trends and garments that I loved! Check out below to see some looks that I have gathered and how you can make them yourself.

We can always count on Katy Perry (above) to show up in something exciting. I find her style a bit hit-or-miss, but I am digging this gathered bell shape dress. The polka dot tulle is feminine and the sequin floral appliqués give the dress a pop of color. For this look try sewing our Bustier Dress in a polka dot fabric and don’t be shy to apply as much color on top as possible!

A lot of stylists are avoiding the “no white after labor day” rule, because I noticed quite a bit of white on the red carpet last night and I love it! In particular these above ladies wore their white in long dresses with side cut outs. Nicole’s dress (left) has a Grecian vibe, while Christina wears hers like the blonde bombshell she is. To get Nicole’s look you can lengthen our Shift Dress pattern and draft side cut outs, and for Christina’s style try making our V Neck Dress. Just alter the length, add side slits and then draft those diamond cut outs along the side seam.

To finish the edges of cut outs, you can either draft facings, or bind the edges with bias tape.

Then we have Miley… actually all dressed up! I am a huge fan of her white suit with pointy heels. She can really pull off a stylish androgynous look. To get her look I would make our Deep Lapel Blazer with matching Peg Pants. Sew them in a nice stretch cotton sateen for that dressy look.

Kelly’s look for the night was weather appropriate and shiny as all the lights. This silhouette really works on her, and I can totally see myself making this dress for New Years Eve! If you also want Kelly’s sparkle dress sew up our Princess Dress in a shimmery silver sequin fabric. For tips on sewing with sequins check out this post.

Is there a look that you saw last night that you want to recreate?

Happy Sewing!


Red Carpet Photos by Jason Kempin/Getty Images


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    Nov 26, 2013, 06.36 AMby tika1210

    Hmmm but the suit Miley has on actually looks like it hasn’t been fitted properly and it makes the whole outfit look kind of cheap. Great that she covered herself but this is a bit meh. I think that Kelly and Katy look good but again Christina looks odd with the slits and the cutouts all of which is not helped by the very heavy layer of makeup she wears.

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    Nov 26, 2013, 05.24 AMby purplegoat

    Great post! Now how to be invited to a red carpet event?

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