Dress: me made; shoes: ; boyfriend: not available for retail sale.
Yes, it’s the good old Louisa drop waist dress from our friends over at burdastyle. I made this version out of silk crepe to wear to a crafty Vermont wedding. The inspiration was this dress from needsupply.com with an alleged “silky texture.” Frankly, I knew I could do better than $78 for a polyester dress. For my version, the silky texture comes from real silk, and the pricetag was about $20.
As you’ve probably guessed, these photos are from the wedding itself, which was held in a state park. It was such a beautiful wedding, and very DIY. The bride loves blue (her dress was blue too!), so I would love to say that’s why I picked blue fabric, but looking back on every other version I’ve made, they’re all blue too! Stick to what you love, I guess.
I have no plans to stop making this dress. I love the shape, and it’s endlessly customizable. I just keep redrafting the skirt and neckline and making it in different fabric- at this point I estimate I can knock it out in about 4 hours.
In truth I’m not in love with the gold binding I put on the neck and armholes. I think it looks alright for a dressy occasion, but I wanted the dress to also be dress down-able for the office. And at the end of the day gold trim just isn’t exactly my style. I may take it off, I may never get around to it- but leave me a comment with what you think! Maybe I’ll just make another one…..
Here’s the dress in disguise as business casual: