what I wear – the attractive dress

Even though I am not a designer, sometimes I am seized with a desire to make a dress. Even if I have better things to do, I’ll find myself feverishly drafting, cutting and sewing to make my idea in the cloth. This is one of those dresses. I shamelessly imitated the bodice of the Butikofer dress I love, but redesigned the skirt to suit some oatmeal crinkle cotton I had on hand, left over from my grad collection.

Once I put it on, I don’t want to take it off.  It doesn’t even come across in pictures just how pretty this dress makes me look and feel. I get an unprecedented amount of compliments and attention in this dress, it is like it is made out of some sort of magic sense of attraction or something.

The maxi trend suits me just fine – it shows off the body parts I love (my shoulders, back, waist and arms), hides what I don’t love as much (my legs and ankles), and just manages to seem so effortless and dressed up at the same time.  I’m planning on making a couple more long skirts and dresses next time the inspiration grips me.  There really is nothing like imagining something and making it real.

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14 thoughts on “what I wear – the attractive dress”

  1. Gorgeous! I know you’re not a designer, Danielle, but you always show effortless talent and taste in every garment you do create. This dress suits you perfectly!

  2. Looks comfy and simple AND very beautiful too! Perfect for summer and looks great on you.
    And very funky backdrop for the photos!

  3. Breathtakingly gorgeous!
    I’ve been obsessing over cream colored garments and fabrics lately so this is a treat to see. Perfectly executed 🙂

  4. Thank you everyone!

    Its funny, I washed the dress and I shrunk it – I thought I had already washed the fabric, but I guess not. So I had to add a third tier to the dress. Its nice, in a way, because its even more flowy now and the top fits a bit better too.

  5. I really loved this dress on you at the Gap event. You looked lovely! And I am so very impressed that you actually made it yourself…it has a great vintage-y feel to it…You did an amazing job!

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