I didn't see Down With Love until recently I just adored it! It's a great parody of the Doris Day/Rock Hudson movies, but also funny in its own right. And the early sixties wardrobe is to.die.for. Perfect inspiration for this challenge! I made two outfits. One is a fantasy outfit that it's unlikely I'll ever wear out of the house (well, I'll wear the coat, but prob not the dress). The other is a more practical outfit that I can actually wear to work.
I love the exaggerated collar and boxy fit here.
Here's my exaggerated collar; I did a swing coat instead of a boxy one but the roominess is the same concept.
The decadence of having a fancy wrap for each evening dress you own! And the decadence of having evening dresses!
So here is my matching dress and evening wrap.
This is all about the contrast bodice and just-below-empire line.
The bodice is the same as the coat lining (I also bound the back slit in the sparkly fabric).
In bed with Ewan McGregor.
Alas, I'm in bed alone.
Here's the practical outfit...with Barbara Novak's Best Selling Novel. (Um, yeah, about the book cover? I'm not an artist.)
There are about a thousand more pics on my yahoo photos
, including photos of the process. I drafted the pattern for the top of the bodice of the evening dress. I'm trying to learn how to draft patterns. I have a lot to learn.
I enjoyed this challenge! And now have three new outfits (did a muslin for the evening dress that will be a cute summer dress--pics on the yahoo page).
**Edit** I tried resizing the pics to be smaller but they just became all pixilated. Sorry for the gigantic images. I wish photobucket still had the resize by percentage (instead of to fixed size) feature.