Constructing: Holland Dress

Sunday, June 10, 2012


This fabric was draped on my dummy for days before I could decide what to do with it....I so did not want to mess up something so purdy. I originally had great maxi dress plans for this fabric and I still might construct a maxi version, but after I draped the bodice, the shorter gathered circle skirt practically designed itself. Yeah. It was kinda freaky.

The Holland dress is a brilliant explosion of crepe de chine with a semi-blousant front bodice and flutter sleeves, because I don't think there's anything more annoying in the summer than a dress that sticks to you. The extra full skirt is all swishy and girly and stuff, which is so unexpected of my designs, I know. HA.

To say I love this dress would be an understatement. There. Glad to get that off my chest. During the process of constructing this dress I discovered that design expectations can be dangerous, but they can also be wildly exceeded 
I might just wear this dress all week. I'm kidding. (I'm not kidding.)




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37 comments:

  1. Please tell me that you are going to finally sell some of your dresses to the public!! I am dying to buy!:)

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    1. Trust me, I'm dying to sell! All good things...

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  2. I would love to get a peek of your closet, it must be a gorgeous dress wonderland!

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    1. Hmmm...that's funny. Cuz I'm always thinking the same thing about yours!

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  4. Ha! My husband does not really read fashion blogs:) BUT, I love the dress. I would have almost guessed Holland from the beautiful pattern. Just fantastic!

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  5. Fantabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love it! You need to design your clothing and have them sold in stores!

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  6. Beautiful! Love that it won't stick to you and I love the sleeves and circle skirt and pockets.

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  7. This dress is amazing. I love the fabric! I would wear this every day, too.

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  8. That is sumptuous fabric! Do you think you will ever put a tulle petticoat under it so that it sits out even more full? And I'm with Chrissy and Lisa... :)

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  9. I love, and am a little jealous, that you know your style so well. Everything you make is beautiful and creative, but I can also tell that it fits with who you are!

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  10. I bet your daughter just gasps with adoration...one day when shes older and can wear your creations, she will be proud that her momma makes such beautiful things....
    Rosalyn www.just2fancy.blogspot.com

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  11. aww I love the design so pretty and feminine, I would love to see a maxi version too as the print is so lovely.

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  12. That fabric is just so sweet and perfect for a sunny day! I absolutely love the shape and you look just stunning as always :)

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  13. Beautiful dress, great style and design. Where do you find your wonderful fabric?

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    1. Actually, all I have at my disposal right now is Jo-Ann's...

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  14. I am in LOVE with that dress! It's perfect in every way! It would be totally awesome if you could make up a pattern for it ;) You are so talented! You look fabulous =)

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  15. Gorgeous! Those sleeves are so perfect for summer.

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  16. the dress is super amazing!!!! Just my type :) I love wearing those type of dresses too :)

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  17. How do you make the cute little label thingies? They are so cute!

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    1. You can get the fabric ones made at a ton of different places online.

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  18. Ok, you need to immediately make 500 copies of this dress for your fans!
    Gorgeous!

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  19. Ooo, I LOVE how this dress turned out too. You definitely have a gift. Great job!

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  20. WOW...LOVE This dress! I am always amazed at your ability to put an outfit together! Oh, the things I learn from you! (Except the sewing...I hate sewing, but you are oh-so-talented! :))

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  21. Kristina, I NEED that dress! I swear I've been searching high and low for a pattern and silhouette just like this one - so gorgeous! I'm always so amazed at how talented you are! Do you sell the clothes you make by chance?

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  22. So beautiful dress! Love the color! You look fab...

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  23. gorgeous fabric, and an even more phenomenal dress! You are so talented
    xx
    Here&Now

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  24. I always adore your creations. This is just lovely.

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  25. That is absolutely perfect! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Artsy Girl. Would love it if you would share this post at my Make it Pretty Monday link party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/06/make-it-pretty-monday-week-2.html Wishing you a grand day!! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  26. This dress is so cute,thanks for sharing!
    www.blissfulsewing.blogspot.com

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  27. Do you have a pattern a available for purchase or a tutorial?

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  28. I love this dress - the pattern, the fabric is just perfect. You are so talented!

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