What to Make? So Many Options, not enough time!
As a veteran participant of the #dayandnightdresschallenge, I found it difficult to nail down two specific dresses. Habitually for challenges such as I these, I choose my fabric first. If no RTW inspiration piques my interest. I credit my indecisiveness to the terrible Wisconsin weather. By nature I’m a person that makes a decision on the spot and never go back, due to my tendency to procrastinate. As I sit writing this post, I’ll be browsing my favorite high-end boutique for inspiration! This is the moment, I set my goal.
[Planning Video Coming Soon!]
Well! That didn’t take as long as I expected. I had every intention to visit Nieman Marcus, but wanting to peruse BurdaStyle my daily stomping ground for instant fashion satisfaction. How perfect is this Shift Dress 08/2017 #111A.
This dress is ideal for the challenge; the day dress should reflect something to be worn on a coffee date or a meet-up with friends at your favorite Cafe or Tea house. Now that this is my dress of choice, I hope it will compliment my physique.
My fabric is from the stash, it’s a tropical floral green stretch sateen.
For this challenge, I’m looking for a dress that shows effort, detail and intricacy. I found a few inspiration from anthropologie.
These patterns are pretty comparable to the designs above and if not they can totally be hacked.
Then I happen to chance upon this dress at Neiman Marcus. Thank heavens it’s an inspo, because with a price tag of $3,495.00 I have no hope of owning the original.
My embroidery silk from India will be perfect there’s just one catch, will it work for the design I choose.
Its definitely scratchy, so I’ll need an underlining or lining to protect my skin. There will be two beautiful dresses at the end of February, so I better get moving! With a busy schedule of remodeling my bathroom, I’ll be rendered sleepless during February 🙂