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Alot going on....Ruffles, Shirring, Tucks and Gathers

Added Jun 16, 2013

by kisses

Kingston, Jamaica






I love black and white together so I use these two 1 yd pieces of silky free flowing fabrics to created a one piece look. I called it alot going on because the top has three rows of ruffles at the front and standing collar with ruffles. Instead of a regular cap sleeve I did armbands with shirring for the sleeves.

The skirt has 4 – 5 tucks at the sides and a 8" gather in the center and the bottom for both front and back. It gives the skirt a very drape look and provide free wavy movement. I use elastic casing at the waist.

For incorporating all these techniques/styles into one I believe the look come out pretty good, although the back looks a little baggy to me.

What do you think?




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    Jun 20, 2013, 02.42 AMby velvetribbon

    Hi kisses! I saw the back side is a little baggy but it’s fine. This outfit is lovely with a lot of cute details. I love those ruffles, those tuck on the skirt and the matching shoes. You are so cool!

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      Jun 20, 2013, 02.13 PMby kisses

      Thanks much appreciated….I really like being cool

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    Jun 16, 2013, 07.46 AMby schnui

    I am sitting in front of my computer wearing black and white and with a pair of red shoes!!! Great minds think alike but I certainly do not look as lovely as you in your gorgeous dress. I really love the top; that would make such a pretty blouse. This dress is a classic and you won’t want to have this missing from your closet.

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      Jun 17, 2013, 04.32 PMby kisses

      Thanks Schnui :-) Indeed great minds think alike. I know you look gorgeous in your black and white also. The top is very pretty and it would look perfectly as a blouse alone

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    Jun 16, 2013, 07.31 AMby Mary Athey

    this is lovely on you kisses, its very pretty and feminine and suits you so well. I’m a girly girl so i love ruffle’s drapes rouching bows etc. You have combined a few techniques perfectly and made a figure flattering unique dress. love the shoes as well, they go perfectly with the outfit x

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      Jun 17, 2013, 04.49 PMby kisses

      Thanks Mary…my attempt at combining all these techniques into one really worked out well. I so love shoes :-)

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    Jun 16, 2013, 05.41 AMby KristinaBerisha

    I also love black and whjte so this is great. you matched a great shoes with it :)

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      Jun 17, 2013, 04.34 PMby kisses

      Thanks Kristina…I paired it with red shoes to give it a little pop :-)

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    Jun 16, 2013, 05.31 AMby liliv-1

    It’s adorable!! Very nice cute details! You look pretty in your new dress, and the colr of the shoes gives the right amount of pop to the outfit! x

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      Jun 17, 2013, 04.58 PMby kisses

      Thanks Liliv…I really think the cute details although it takes a lot of time. Red is definitely a colour that provides the right pop :-)

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