Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What Happens In Vegas.......


I have really great girlfriends. They are the kind of friends you'd hope to have by your side if you are ever find your self in the middle of the desert....in fact I did find myself in the middle of a desert ........in Vegas Baby!!! We just went there for my friend's birthday and had a blast. As always I wasn't content with selection of party clothes in my local stores so decided to whip up a new number for the birthday partying.

I am utterly smitten by the opaque/sheer trend. It's a simple concept with endless possibilities. Since there is a fine line between tacky|chic|trashy I'm in awe when elegant pieces show up on the runway with well balanced design. Personally, I love when the design is a bit edgy like Preen's Fall 09 collection- not that I could wear this anywhere. However, I would love to work more palatable pieces in my wardrobe for everyday wear like the Valentino piece.

Preen

Valentino

I test ran the look on my party dress by creating an off shoulder sheer dress worn over a full length black slip. I used stretch mesh from Spandex House and loose interpretation of the BWOF 103-02-2007 to complete the look. Sorry I didn't get a good frontal shot but here is the other side. The sleeve was set-in and all of the seams were sewn with short and compact zig-zag stitches (small satin stitch). I left the dress and seam hem unfinished but finished the neckline with a 1/2 inch folded hem. As for the seam allowances, I trimmed them to an even 1/4 inch with a rotary cuter and left them unfinished as well. As you can imagine it didn't take very long to complete and I was please with the results. Now I just have to convince myself to focus on completing a new look before I get distracted with another project. (My attention span has been crap lately and my once empty UFO pile is increasing :-( )


12 comments :

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Cute, very cute! Glad you had a good time!

Adrienne said...

LOVEEEEEEEE your dress!!! Glad you had fun!

Faye Lewis said...

Wonderful dress. You are so talented.

Erica B. said...

You look fabulous! Love that dress! I am all over the asymmetrical necklines this season!

Cas... said...

That dress is hot. You did a terrific job. I'm very impressed. I like Preen's version too. Not that risque for me. LOL!

Keep up the good work.

cidell said...

Sister. You make me want to go buy high heels and fly to Vegas myself!

Lindsay T said...

Great job on your dress! I'm thinking I might try two layers of mesh for tops—sheer but not quite. I'll have to check out Spandex House's supply of mesh the next time I'm in the area. Maybe something in a print...

Sewuptight said...

I love that bracelet too.

Unemployed Lifestyle said...

Great dress! I'm a fan of anyone who can make their own clothes and look good! I hope Wall St. isn't beating you up like so many. :) I put in my time there years ago!

gold said...

Love the dress you look great in it!! Yes it is good to have good friends.:)

Susan said...

That came out great!

Sheila said...

Fabulous dress!!