Monday, July 29, 2013

Marilyn Monroe- The Seven Year Itch- Piano Dress

 Styled after the dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in 'The Seven Year Itch' I call it the ''Piano Dress'' because of the scene where she wears it. For my version of the dress i used a white cotton blend eyelet fabric over a blue cotton twill, fitted wiggle dress style with scoop neckline and crossing halter strap front, back skirt has flounce instead of back slit, i sewed the straps in the back since there is no real need for them to un-hook like in the film. This sample dress is available for sale here on Etsy

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Restyled 90s White Linen Garden Party Dress

 Above is the dress before and below the dress after. I loved the embroidery detail on the dress but the style was very outdated and frumpy. So i shortened the sleeves, raised the waistline, took in the sides of the bodice and shortened the skirt from the top. I used the detail from one of the sleeves to add to the midriff front cutting away behind the embroidery after using a very small tight zigzag stitch around the edges. The dress is now a very cute 50s style sundress. It took only a couple hours to remodel and after a good steam it looks like a brand new dress.  It is available for sale over at my other etsy shop.