Spring '12 Collection: Sherbet Strata

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sherbet Strata Dress

Obviously, the bodice of this dress turned out much differently than my sketch.  When I started drafting a pattern for the bodice I realized the chiffon layers represented in the sketch would be too formal for career dress and though I really love the idea of the original sketch, it will have to wait for its place in a different collection.
Since you can't find fabric with graduated color strips cut on the bias in my fair town, I had to piece together the four colors to create the strata effect of the half-circle skirt.  It took a few attempts, but I'm happy with the final shape and free movement of the dress.  


  1. Kristina, the colors in this dress are GORGEOUS!!!! I love it! Perfect for the office. Would I be able to purchase one of these from you ever???

  2. WOW! This dress is beautiful! I love all the colors and the pocket adds a cute touch! Love it! Its my favorite one out of all your magical creations so far! So girls and cute!
    I love your blog and i'd be honored if you would follow my blog back. (I'm following you)
    Keep up the wonderful talent!

  3. Hey Kristina!

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog :)

    I know I don't comment so often but I'm always reading ;)
    Your blog is amazing and one of my most favorites!!

    I've been having a wonderful holiday season, more relaxing and not so super busy and stressful!
    That always makes it more enjoyable :)
    Also, spending lots of time with loved ones!

    Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season too! Have a lovely rest of December and ~*Merry Christmas*~ :0)

    p.s. I'm still loving all of these dresses!!

  4. Love the half circle and proportions of the colors and the pictures by the piano.

  5. All of your dresses are too gorgeous for words!! You look so pretty in them too. I love the color blocking on this dress!!

  6. This is beautiful I would love for you to link up at www.getouttamyheadplease.com

  7. I get so excited each day to see which new piece you will post...this is a beautiful dress!

    The Other Side of Gray

  8. So cute, Kristina! Love this one!

  9. Wow I love this one!! The pocket detail and the horizontal stripes in the skirt.... every little detail is amazing!


  10. Wow, you've got skillz! I can't believe your amazing attention to detail! I've seen other bloggers who sew cutesty skirts and such, but you are the most amazing seamstress!

  11. flawless design!! please keem them coming!


  12. Do you LEND out your clothes... :) Because I would like to get on the list for borrowing this one... :) I would LOVE for you to share it here http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-party1/

  13. It's gorgeous! Cutting on the bias is such a challenge! You did a beautiful job.

  14. Wow! That dress is absolutely lovely! Great job.

  15. The dress looks really nice. Thanks for sharing!

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  16. Kristina, it's beautiful! I absolutely love the colors you chose! I can't wait to see what you make next.

  17. LOVE this dress. What a great 1940's sort of vibe to it.

    Thank-you so much for joining up to our Pin’Inspiration Thursday Party. Your creativity adds so much to the fun.

    Happy follower, would love if you popped by and grabbed a button :-)

  18. wow, these photos are amazing, I love the dress!

    Would love it if you visit my blog when you have time ;)

  19. you are seriously SO talented. my jaw seriously dropped. way to go :)


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