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.  


19 comments:

  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???

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  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!
    --TAESHa

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  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)
    ♥Meg

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

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

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  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!!

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

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

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  8. So cute, Kristina! Love this one!

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

    http://confessionsoftheglitterati.blogspot.com/

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  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!

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  11. flawless design!! please keem them coming!

    http://thechicclassmate.blogspot.com/

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  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/

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

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

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

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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

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  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 :-)

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

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

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

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