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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Can you see me now?


Ten hut! Sometimes a girl (okay old lady) just wants to have fun and fun this dress is. I just whipped it up today. It's McCall's 6319 view B. I purchased this fabric from JoAnn's a couple of weeks ago with the intention of making this dress. How often does that happen?
As in my last three dress, one of which hasn't been review yet, it's fully lined with a lightweight knit fabric from Walmart. I added a bust dart to the left side only, lengthened the bodice 1" and the skirt 2",  turned under 1"and hemmed it with a double needle. I cut a 2 1/2" strip of fabric for the elastic casing using 1/2" elastic instead of the 1/4" suggested.



I also added a narrow strip of fusible interfacing to the neckline but it is still larger than I'd like. The armholes are also lower than I'd like as I can see some armpit flab!

I'm still fabulous...in my mind anyway. The shoes are from 2005 and the belt recently from the clearance rack. Although I think the hair is too outrageous for my office job, I'm leaning toward wearing the dress to work. Whadda you think? Although the employee handbook says dress should be business casual, most of the ladies dress "goin' to da club lateh." At least I look like I might have to report for duty somewhere. LOL

16 comments:

  1. I like this little number---it's really cool! It's such a pretty dress with some edge. Nice!

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  2. That dress is definitely work appropriate.... Work it.

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  3. Fabulous indeed honey! You look HAWT!! Love that dress! How cute is that print! YOU GO GIRL! Kiah

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  4. Looking at the pattern I don't think I would have picked this one, but seeing the dress you made totally changed my mind! You look fabulous- totally work appropriate too.

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  5. NICE NICE, I had to say it twice :)

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  6. I love camo! Love. You look fab, hair and all.

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  7. You go Girl work it!! Love it!

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  8. The chicks at work would just have to get over it. You look great!

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  9. LOVE THAT! Could you not resist that fabric? I also purchased some of it on sale at JoAnns..great minds! I think you look fabulous! You workin' it....for sure! Go ahead....work it AT work!

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  10. You are fabulous! I love the outfit, including the hair. Is it work appropriate, it depends on what's passable at your office. Some days we can go slightly out of the dress code; but for days when we have meetings and presentations, we HAVE to follow the code.
    C

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  11. I can see you are joining my 'No boring business' revolution. Yes, you can wear the dress for business. If your office is conservate add a jacket.

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  12. I love this dress on you. The fabric really works well for this dress!

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  13. I would definitely wear it to work, love it.

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