Spring '12 Collection: Sand Sea

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sand Sea Dress

For the last dress in this collection, I went back to my favorite style ever--the shirt dress. While I made a deliberate effort to jazz up the Sand Sea dress from normal shirt dress fare this is the most comfortable dress I've ever built. It's built of flowy and effortless peachskin and I love the contrast of the pale pink collar and glittery pocket (I'll post a tutorial on how to hand-sew a sequin pocket later). If I had a 9-5 job, this is the dress I'd want to wear every day--no fuss, but no sacrifice of style either. 
After using elastic for the Colorblock dress, I wanted to try it with a shirt dress.  Again, the point was to make the waistline appear like deliberate gathers were placed there, instead of the awkward bunching you normally get with an elastic waist.  I cut the extra fabric down to three inches and it felt right.

How might the Sand Sea work for you?

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10 comments:

  1. That is beautiful! I love the sequined pocket.

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  2. This is the prettiest shirt dress!

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  3. I think this is my fave so far- so simple and elegant!

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  4. The sparkly detail makes me so happy! :)

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous...love the simplicity of the shirt dress...and the little sparkle you added. SO pretty :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  6. I think this is classic and elegant. I love it. You are a wonderful designer!!!

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  7. Beautiful! And you're right.. this is an amazing dress for the office and would certainly be the most stylish dress :) it's so sweet and the touch of sequins is the perfect addition to make it a MUST HAVE dress! I love everything about it and it looks comfortable, which is always a plus! These dresses all look so pretty on you and you have some great scenery for your photo shoots

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  8. Your outfit looks amazing! Love that sequined pocket.

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  9. Congratulations for your creative, stylish and utterly feminine Spring collection !

    It is great to realize that you are - factually - starting to realize your dream and this collection is a milestone.

    Your design makes me think of Oscar de la Renta's dresses and your example makes me think of Aenne Burda (the founder of the famous Burda magazine) who created a successful publishing group out of humble beginnings. And she was already 40 when she started so you have an advantage over her.

    Keep up the good work and best wishes of success!

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