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Getting Dressed

Hey Loves!

I'm excited about this post!  I love getting dressed up!  When I think about getting dressed up, I always think of dresses, pretty hair, and a little makeup!
When my hubby announced on a Monday that he was going to be in a wedding that Friday, I immediately thought about making a dress.  I consulted my favorite guy on what I should wear.
I showed him a few options.
He seemed to like the flowing sexy styles of A & B.  Honestly, I was glad because my body needs some work. A fitted dress like C & D would have left me self conscious and trying to cover up all day.
I immediately knew which fabric I wanted to use.  I had a beautiful pleated knit that would hopefully drape like B. I wanted to use it before the weather changed. This was the perfect opportunity.
I mean it's beautiful.  I needed a simple pattern so that the fabric could shine.
Pleated Knit from Wal-Mart
$4 for 6 yards
I searched through my pattern stash and came across 3 options.
I ruled S8013 out because I've sewn in once already.  I liked the wrap dress style of S8137, but really looked the flowing and simple style of V9253.  I laid each out with the fabric and ultimately chose V9253.  I had also seen a bunch of cute makes with this pattern and great reviews.
It took me a few hours to cut out the pattern and sew it up.  I closed the neck opening about 2.5", omitted the zipper, and opened the bottom half for an above the knee split.

My date wasn't too bad either.  I love this guy! He was pretty proud of his wife and her peek-a-boo sexy dress.
The simplicity of V9253 and the drape and print of this fabric were a perfect match. At least, I think so. What do you think?

Until next time, smooches!
DJ

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