Constructing: Midnight Jewel Dress

Monday, December 13, 2010

The circle skirt, the underlay, the jewels on the waistband...
Obviously, I was going for full-on, 1950's, Betty Draper glamor when I designed this dress, and I haven't used a strong print in a while, so I had a lot of fun working with this fabric.

But here's the thing...I already have a pretty dress for Christmas.
This one's my Christmas gift to you, if you want...

To qualify for the giveaway, you can do any of the following:

1) Share this post to your page (Twitter, Facebook, blog, etc.)
2) Friend me on Facebook
3) Follow this blog with the button in the sidebar
4) Follow this blog with Bloglovin'
5) Follow me on Twitter.


Make sure to leave one comment below with your name or email contact.
The giveaway will be open until midnight on Saturday, 18th.

The measurements of the dress are:
Bust--Up to 34.5 in.
(If you're not a girl, but not yet a woman...ahem,
then the dress will fit you like it fits me in these pics.)
Waist--26.5 in.
Length from waist--41 in.
A tutorial on how to make this waistband is here.

Pictures courtesy of Janelle's Looknook

Have a very merry two weeks before Christmas!

66 comments:

  1. Love it! chocolateis4me@yahoo.com

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  2. Gorgeous! serwells@yahoo.com

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  3. This is great!! lemlylou@yahoo.com

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  4. Love , love , love it. Scrapincrazy@windstream.net

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  5. I follow your blog, and LOVE IT!!!
    Helen G.
    helen_ono at hotmail dot com

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  6. I'm your FB friend!!
    Helen G.
    helen_ono at hotmail dot com

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  7. Love love love the colors, the neckline, and the textured ruffle peaking out...!! Gorgeous dress!

    emilynutt@yahoo.com

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  8. My fav!! Tlcvb34@hotmail.com

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  9. I'm a follower of your blog and just friended you on FB! I LOVE this dress so much! How gorgeous!

    chrissieb@att.net

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  10. I'm a follower of your blog already,I also follow on bloglovin, I posted this on facebook. :)

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  11. That dress is STUNNING!!! I am already a follower of your blog. My email is oct02@oppcatv.com

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  12. Ooooohhh, gorgeous! I can't believe you could give it away, but since you are.... sign me up! =) joesgirl1981@yahoo.com

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  13. Ok!! Kristina, now you have got my attention!! I love that dress!! It is so fun seeing all your creativity! You have some amazing talent and I really enjoy looking at your blog.
    I can't wait to read your book!! How is it coming? ~ Aunt Gina

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  14. I love it and would be super proud to wear a real Kristina J!!! I am a follower via google and facebook and I posted to my FB profile!! Thanks!

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  15. It's a beautiful dress!

    I already follow your blog, but I just started following you on Twitter.

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  16. What a beautiful dress!!! I am a follower of your blog. :)
    limegreenvw@yahoo.com

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  17. This dress is stunning!
    I'm a follower!! And the dress is perfectly fit for me!!!

    required2beinspired@gmail.com

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  18. I'm following ya everywhere! :) I desperately need a pretty dress for the minister's banquet and this one more than qualifies! Sarahdurst(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Such a gorgeous dress! Love the Mad Men inspiration!

    http://ittybittybomb.blogspot.com/

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  20. Oh Kristina, what a BEAUTIFUL dress! You are so talented! I would be very honored and proud to win this dress...
    I am a follower and facebook friend~
    spud0812@aol.com

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  21. I fell in love with your dress immediately, then as I continued to read I was shocked--shocked!! that this is the dress you're giving away!!! I adore the neckline, the waistline, the hemline (sigh). I hope someone very deserving wins. Oh please oh please won't you go into business soon?? damicomm@hotmail.com

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  22. I follow your blog :)

    Love, love, love the dress & we have the same measurements too!! I would love to have lived in the 50's (without having to live as women were expected to in those days!) so I could dress like Betty & Joan on a daily basis.

    joanna.c.jones[at]gmail.com

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  23. Ohh what a beautiful dress. Unfortunately it would not fit me :( so I just wanted to say how I love it.

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  24. Kristina, this dress is beautiful. Definitely one of my favorites!
    katnwhite@gmail.com.

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  25. Oh my....what a beautiful dress Kristina! It's very Mad Men. I love it!! I iwll blog about this for sure!
    This dress deserves to be sold on Anthropologie.com. It's THAT gorgeous!

    Vintageglamm123@gmail.com

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  26. Not a girl or a woman... still wouldn't fit me, but it would fit my wife...

    kriggyp1979@yahoo.com

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  27. Stunningly beautiful! You are incredibly talented and I admire your style! Do you take commissions? ~Jenn J mail@pitchpaths.com

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  28. AWESOME, AWESOME!! Now, if only we could look as beautiful in it as YOU! : )
    julie@sprolescorp.com

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  29. I am blown away. Kristina, this dress is out of this world. I have never been more in love with a dress, than this one. I can't believe you made it with your own two hands! You are so beautiful in it, and you're going to give it away? You're AMAZING!

    Lisa
    sweetlaundry@gmail.com

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  30. I don't know if we have met yet (I'm Aaron Terry's wife), but I absolutely love your style and get inspired every time I check out your blog!!! You should offer classes if you don't already! Beautiful dress!!!

    Lark Terry
    terryfam2007@hotmail.com

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  31. Love love love this dress!!

    Ying
    mssgeorgia@gmail.com

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  32. Lovely! I am so impressed! I'm a follower here and on Twitter. :) (twitter.com/katyherndon)

    -Katy
    katyherndon@gmail.com

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  33. So creative, Kristina! Love having an original "Kristina J" that you made for my high school banquet. : ) -Amber photoqueen.1@juno.com

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  34. Love the dress! You have inspired me to start sewing again.
    -Diane
    diane.wood@gbs.edu

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  35. I want this dress!!:) Love it!!
    Krysta Gumbiner
    krysta.gumbiner@valpo.edu

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  36. You are so talented Kristina! This dress is simply breathtaking and I'd love it!
    Kim
    berlyb33(at)gmail(dot)com
    I follow your blog, you on Twitter, and on Facebook :)

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  37. Oh Kristina, it is simply gorgeous. You are so talented and extremely generous to share with your readers. I am sure I won't be lucky enough to win a second contest but I can't not try, especially since we seem to be the same size. I follow you on bloglovin!

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  38. Hi Talented Kristina!
    This dress makes me want to become 26.5 Waist lol

    So nice of you to do this!!!

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  39. love the dress!

    adelineliew21@gmail.com

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  40. Absolutely stunning dress! I'm a follower and my e-mail is brownandblue01(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. awwww beautiful Kristina ;)
    -wHiT
    wnroot@iupui.edu

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  42. OMG Kristina this is gorgeous!!!I'm a follower and follow you on twitter:)

    quirkybride(at)gmail(dot)com

    keeping my fingers crossed it's me;)

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  43. Love this dress!!!! You are so talented!
    Teresa Sams

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  44. I just liked you on facebook and am following you on Twitter!

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  45. totally a follower! this is just beautiful!!! wow!

    ~selina

    selinapengelly@wowway.com

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  46. Kristina, I just realized I never added my email in my comment. Here it is: kitrocorp@yahoo.com. Thank you!

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  47. love this dress. I wish i could sew like you, if only! I already follow your blog.

    deckercm (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  48. Kristina, Thank you for giving so much of yourself in everything you do. I know my girls would love this dress. thank you for being who you are.

    Robin C

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  49. So pretty...a beautiful creation from a beautiful and talented person!

    Devan :)

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  50. Loveeee it!
    osu1_95@yahoo.com
    ~Jilayna~

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  51. Oh, Kristina, I can't say enough how amazed I am by your talent! =D I'm a follower and even if the dress is a touch long on me (I'm pretty sure you're taller than I am), I'd still love it!

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  52. So elegant and beautiful. I recently found your blog and have enjoyed reading about all of your wonderful creations!

    Sarah
    graham.sarah.badger@gmail.com

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  53. Adorable! It absolutely would NOT fit me, but I know the perfect person for it!

    vwvanatics@sbcglobal.net

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  54. This is spectacular! Oh how I wish I could twirl in it around my Christmas tree... My wish for you Kristina is to see your beautiful designs being worn my thousands of women. kristutece@yahoo.com

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  55. Love it! Thanks for the FB friend request. I am following you on Twitter. :) tgbmjb93@yahoo.com Tracy Bowen

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  56. Such a gorgeous dress!!! Love it!
    meme2007@msn.com

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  57. So beautiful!!

    atlanta@bonnyblue.net

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  58. Oh my, I thought I had missed this giveaway but I see I'm just making it by the skin of my teeth! I follow both your blog and twitter and the measurements look like they would be perfect for me! The dress is so beautiful, your talent is awe-inspiring! thelifeaccounts(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. Love it! Emily
    creativecards123@aol.com

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  60. I will sure love to have that beautiful dress in my life :) .... I follow ur blog :) though blogger
    hima.k86@gmail.com

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  61. Thank you so much for your nice comment on my blog, I hope I can improve my sewing skills and will be able to sew SUCH A LOVELY DRESS like this someday!!
    xoxo
    Meike

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  62. So pretty!! I love the '50s style! :) Thanks for the FB add. ~Katie
    ksridenour@gmail.com

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