Thursday, January 27, 2011

Miami Dress

"Welcome to Miami, bienvenido a Miami..." (Will Smith, anyone?)

Another dress out of my pile, another love/hate relationship with the print. This one is so bright that I couldn't quite capture the true color with my camera.

The yellow is a little brighter in person and the orange is a true "traffic cone" orange. The fabric is a densely woven cotton blend of some sort, unlined. It was a pretty big dress so I had plenty of fabric to work with.

I was intrigued by the prairie point detail around the neckline - it took someone awhile to space those so evenly. They might be cute at the bottom of a skirt or on the cuffs of jacket? No?

I removed this label and reattached it to the new lining.

Like the last printed dress this one needed some solid to break it up. Trying to match the orange was a challenge. I thought I might have to steal some crossing guard vests but I found a cotton that was pretty close.

I cut the waistband on the bias but it may not have been the right choice. There are some wrinkles and a little stretching that bother me.

I love this style of neckline. I think it can be so flattering and elegant (even with this crazy print.)

I reused the zipper but I still need to find the right buttons for the closure on the neckline. I like the result and would happily wear it out dancing in Miami if it weren't a size too small!


  1. I saw this on the Flickr-page of Project Restyle. Really nice work! Very inspiring.