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Good Start: Professionally Chic Dress with Leather Details

Added Nov 27, 2013

by kisses

Kingston, Jamaica






I totally feel and look confident in this feminine dress. It is very ideal and professional for work and it screams business like from beginning to the end. The style is from the July 2011 issue, the V neck LBD dress. I started this dress in August, put it done and have finish up a number of other projects before completing this one. I am so happy that I finish this dress and I so love it.

The fabric is pinstripe so I use a white leather to highlight the white in the fabric. The inserts and pockets are leather. I tried out the embroidery knot stitch tutorial for the first time to add the decorative touch. I lined the entire dress to give body because the fabric is sort of lightweight.

The technique for the stitch is found at: http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/embroidery-knot-stitch

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    Sep 24, 2015, 09.45 PMby SassyT

    To be shared on SSB tomorrow. Thanks for permitting. https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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    Sep 8, 2015, 10.17 PMby SassyT

    Thanks. I will let you know when, on this post.

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    Aug 26, 2015, 12.56 AMby SassyT

    Fabulous! Would you mind me sharing this on SSB in the future? I link to your post and let you know when shared. https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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      Sep 8, 2015, 09.24 PMby kisses

      Thanks Sassy T. I don’t mind please do share

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    May 19, 2014, 05.23 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

    This is just fabulous. So smart!

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      May 20, 2014, 01.30 PMby kisses

      Thanks for lovely compliments :-)

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    Dec 20, 2013, 08.21 PMby saxsilverain

    this is just awesome! it looks very chic & you did it with perfection! :)

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      Dec 21, 2013, 11.52 PMby kisses

      Thanks for lovely comments Saxsilverain :-)

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    Dec 4, 2013, 01.51 PMby Brahdelt

    I love your version! I’ll be making this dress soon and I’m also going to add the inserts and the pockets from different fabric, it’s more fun this way.

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    Dec 2, 2013, 08.26 PMby lienepien

    Nice dress! I already thought I recognized it, because I have traced the pattern a few weeks ago. Now I have to pull myself together to make it. I also want to combine it with two different fabrics.

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      Dec 5, 2013, 02.02 PMby kisses

      Thanks….it is a very nice style and I hope you get to finish yours. Cant wait to see your version

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    Dec 1, 2013, 03.06 AMby Moimisie

    Great dress kisses. I love the color combination!

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    Nov 29, 2013, 02.28 PMby liliv-1

    It’s fabulous kisses!

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      Dec 3, 2013, 02.03 PMby kisses

      Thanks Liliv… much love :-)

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    Nov 29, 2013, 07.22 AMby KristinaBerisha

    Great version of dress . i love leather in combination with other materials.

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    Nov 28, 2013, 10.38 AMby nrobson

    nicely crafted dress!

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      Dec 3, 2013, 02.02 PMby kisses

      Thanks :-)

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    Nov 28, 2013, 07.08 AMby cathysews

    It’s fabulous, looks so smart

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    Nov 28, 2013, 06.10 AMby nishavinod2009

    Yes so feminine and so perfect for office. It looks great on you! love the choice of white colored leather in this dress, its brilliant!

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    Nov 28, 2013, 05.53 AMby ronnielee

    Dress compliments your figure so much! Great job kisses!

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      Dec 3, 2013, 01.57 PMby kisses

      Thanks Ronnielee…much appreciated :-)

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    Nov 27, 2013, 10.47 PMby Carien Dolittle

    Very figure flattering! Great job :)

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      Dec 9, 2013, 01.47 PMby kisses

      Thanks Carien :-)

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    Nov 27, 2013, 08.44 PMby rita61

    Nice! I agree, very professional looking. You look great.

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    Nov 27, 2013, 08.29 PMby MegH

    Your version makes me really want to make this dress. I love it, great job!

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      Nov 28, 2013, 01.07 PMby kisses

      Thanks Meg…I feel so elated :-)

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    Nov 27, 2013, 08.24 PMby schnui

    Well done!! You look like you can take on the world!!

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    Nov 27, 2013, 07.51 PMby GeorgieT74

    Great work. Looks beautiful on you.

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      Dec 5, 2013, 02.03 PMby kisses

      Thanks Georgie :-)

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    Nov 27, 2013, 07.25 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    It is one of your best dresses, kisses! You made a good job: the outfit is well-balanced in the bodice and skirt and the length is just perfect so you look very pretty and lady-like in it!

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    Nov 27, 2013, 06.50 PMby martinK

    Absolutly great my dear! Really like it!

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      Dec 6, 2013, 01.24 PMby kisses

      Thanks Martin…much appreciated :-)

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    Nov 27, 2013, 06.44 PMby mokosha

    fabulous.. that dress is on my to do list since the july of 2011, hope one day i gonna finally make it.. your’s look beautiful, and you look great in it

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      Nov 30, 2013, 03.35 AMby kisses

      Thanks Mokosha…I hope you get to make your version…it is a great style

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    Nov 27, 2013, 05.51 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Beautiful work Kisses! The dress looks fabulous on you :-)

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      Nov 30, 2013, 03.34 AMby kisses

      Thanks Ellen :-)

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    Nov 27, 2013, 05.38 PMby Mary Athey

    This is so fabulous kisses. This dress could take you from day to night as it’s so wonderful on you. i love the fabric and the white leather sides was an.inspired choice. I have had this on my to do list for a long time lol. beautiful dress x

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      Nov 28, 2013, 01.06 PMby kisses

      Thanks Mary…It is a nice pattern and it will look great on you :-)

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