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The Little Miss Priss has a dance in heart. Every time she hears music (or even any kind of beat), the girl starts groovin’. She takes after her mama- I love to dance. And I like to think that what I lack in ability, I make up for in enthusiasm.
Perhaps that’s why this ballerina-esque dress caught my eye?
In any case, I love it. I loved the Dulcie dress at Anthropologie, but I think I love this version even more (that’s the great thing about making your own clothes, right? You get to make them just the way you want). It’s a little darker than the one at Anthro (even the ‘black motif” Dulcie dress had a decent amount of lighter detailing on it), the dress is more empire than drop-waist, and it may have a bit more fluff in the skirt (ballerina girl indeed).
I wore it to Grace and Todd’s fancy schmancy wedding, but it’d make a perfect party dress. Or dental school prom dress (darn it that 2011 was my last one of those). Or rehearsal dinner dress. Or hot-date-for-your-anniversary/other-special-occasion dress.
Really, you could just wear it around and pretend you’re a ballerina. Not that
I did that yesterday anyone would do that.
ps- I know that there has been a proliferation of Anthro knock-offs around here lately. I promise our next project isn’t another one.
Simply gorgeous! I love it!!!
Thanks Heather! 🙂
Briana Richardson says
Kirstin-I love it! I think that I would dance around the house as well. Only when no one is looking though! I wouldn’t want anyone to get scared! 🙂
Briana @ babblingsandmore.blogspot.com
Thanks Briana! Funny story- one time when Adam and I were dancing in the kitchen, Burke told us, “Guys, you’re embarrassing me!” He’s only three. Hahahaha!
so gorgeous! you are one talented girl.
p.s. i may, or may not, have tried on my wedding dress after the royal wedding last year and wore it around the house for a good hour. i can’t remember…
hahahahaha! laughing out loud! 🙂
and thanks! 🙂
This is GORGEOUS!!!
p.s. hope it doesn’t creep you out to be “pinned” because I just pinned this!
hahahahaha! it makes me feel ridiculous to model the stuff I make, but pin away my friend! 🙂
also, thanks for the compliments! 🙂
This is a beautiful dress. I can’t wait to see the tutorial. My goal for the year is similar to yours – be willing to branch out and try new things…which includes sewing real clothes for me.
Thanks for the inspiration!
Jen, I love that! Also, you’ll be excited to hear that one of the series we are planning for this Spring is a “Sewing for Me” series. Should give you (and me!) plenty of choices to help you meet your goal. 🙂
Oh, and thanks for the compliments. 🙂
I am so excited for the tutorial! I have a wedding to go to this weekend and I wanted to make myself something to wear. It didn’t happen because I couldn’t find that something special to make. This dress would have been it! Good thing I have another wedding to go to in June!
Michaela, it is the perfect wear-to-a-wedding dress! And you could match the lighter color scheme for June (or stick with black if the wedding is more formal). It’s a little involved, but I hope to have the tutorial up tomorrow. 🙂
Once again, your project is my favorite! I love the dress. It’s so elegant yet subtle at the same time. Well done!
Thanks Jill- I have to admit, I’m really nervous this week. I love the other girls’ projects (and only 3 can move on). Fingers crossed.
And thanks for the encouragement! 🙂
I just love it!! already voted for you 😉
Thanks Tasha! You’re the best. 🙂
alicia @ la famille says
i voted! i love it. i love you! you are just a doll and a half! good luck, sweet thing 🙂
alicia @ la famille says
ps: i love your new look over here too 🙂
Thanks for the vote and the compliments. I’m still definitely learning my way around WP (quite the learning curve, whoa!), but I love the new digs. Glad you do too. 🙂
Oooh, and I went and checked out the blog you recommended this morning- LOVELINESS. I didn’t see her email on there (but I probably didn’t look around enough). Will you email it to me? I’d love to say hi. You always have the best recommendations (I found lowercase letters through you too- love carissa!). 🙂
I’m glad you’re my friend! 🙂
wow!!! ahh-mazing!! it is just gorgeous! so impressive that you not only had a vision, but created it (and better than the original)! voted for YOU! good luck!
Aww, thanks heid! SO fun to see you today- Burke was talking about “Miss Heidi” and the triceratops getting fixed in Japan all night- hahaha! 🙂 Can’t wait to see what kind of goodness you cook up with the felt circles. 🙂
Wow, I’m in love with your dress! It’s so pretty and feminine. Great job!