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Topic: Colour-Blocked Dress (aka Bond Girl)  (Read 3743 times)
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« on: November 18, 2013 12:42:02 PM »

This dress has had some serious identity issues in its short lifetime. When I first designed and made it, it just seemed to scream, "I am clearly cruise wear and you should treat me as such." But two photoshoots with virtually no usable content, I knew that it was just lying to itself and to me. "No, dress, you are not cruise wear after all. However, you are a little short and a little sassy and very eye-catching with your colour-blocking. Of course. You should be adorning a '60s bond girl. Also, I'm going to stop trying to accessorize you because that's really not helping." And, finally, it worked:

My boyfriend's lovely cousin was kind enough to model for me.
Only two photos right now, but I'll try to get a few more edited and add them when I can. Smiley

It's main features are the colour-blocking, the exposed zipper up the back, and it's notched jewel collar. The neckline and armholes are faced, as well as both white panels, as they were a bit too sheer to leave as single layers.
The orangey-red fabric is really hard to describe - in the photos, it looks almost red and, in person, I've heard everything from straight orange to bright red - but I think it's closer to an orange coral colour. Amusingly enough, when I brought the fabrics in, my teacher looked at me like I was crazy because she just couldn't see how they'd work together. I'm glad she was wrong. Tongue

Let me know what you think! Would you rather wear it on a glamorous cruise or to do some kick-ass secret spy mission a la Honey Ryder or Pussy Galore?
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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2013 01:21:50 PM »

I vote Pussy Galore! Especially in those obnoxiously tall boot/shoe things. How do women walk in those things???
Very neat color blocking. I am glad you disagreed with your teacher. I love the colors together. Oh, and you have cute knees.  Grin And a wonderful youthful frame to carry this one off with. I would have to pair it with tights or leggings. 46 years old can play tricks on the body  Roll Eyes But very nicely done.


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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2013 12:21:45 AM »

The exposed zipper and color blocking definitely screams 60s Bond girl too me and Ive never actually sat through a James bond movie.      Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2013 06:59:20 AM »

60's go-go girl!  What a fun dress.  Not being a sewer, this looks like it would be really hard to make, but you nailed it.

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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2013 05:51:27 PM »

This looks awesome! I always struggle with getting back zippers to lie flat and look straight, so I'm afraid to try contrast zips. But yours looks PERFECT!

PS, your Bond-girl needs a weapon or spy gadget! Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2013 04:28:33 AM »

That's super sexy...definitely a get noticed type of dress. Love the color blocking & 60's flair!  Wink

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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2013 04:04:57 PM »

I really like the colour blocking in this dress! Very very cool! Love it

« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2013 05:04:00 AM »

Love it! Very stylish!
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2013 02:42:30 PM »

Definitely a Bond girl dress! Very vintage and so nicely done.

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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2013 07:01:13 PM »

I really love the color combos on this. I've gotten really big into color blocking lately and this inspires me a lot.
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