Today I’d like to share a little behind the scenes on my Valentine’s Day Dress I’m wearing on my style blog, Occupy the Wardrobe, today. I’ve been seeing a ton of those dresses with a sweetheart neckline and yoke, and I knew just the pattern to buy to make one similar. I did try to find this beautiful black and white fabric similar to the Modcloth dress, but had no luck. But the other day, visiting one of my favorite fabric stores near my house, I found that red-on-red chevron fabric and immediately knew that it would be the perfect fabric for my sweetheart dress. And what a more apt dress for Valentine’s Day, don’t you think? So I gathered all of my supplies and got started this weekend, I wanted it to be done in time for Valentine’s!
I am absolutely in love with the finished dress. The Macaron pattern is beautiful, and even though the package said “Intermediate,” I thought the dress was extremely easy to sew. The details in it are flawless, the sweetheart neckline, and the repeating curves on the cap sleeves. I’m already thinking of several ways I can play with this pattern: I’d like to add a peter pan collar on the next one, for example; and I think I could mix and match the top with a different shape of skirt, like a pencil skirt; I also thought about making the top part covered in lace, and the bottom just a circle skirt of several layers of tulle… Well, let me just say that thinking about all of those ideas are keeping me up a night somedays!
And of course, I know you’re dying to see the finished dress! I’m sharing one image here, and for more, you have to check out the entire post on Occupy the Wardrobe!