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February 28, 2013


The Valencia dress is fun and sensual. The split flutter sleeves highlight your arms. The cinched, wrapped waist draws attention to your figure. The asymmetrical hem creates a whimsical frame for your legs. This would be a great dress for dancing. Because I am a dancer at heart, I love the flirtatiousness and simple beauty of this dress. Honestly, it makes me smile, when I put it on.

Have you tried a wrap dress yet? Most stylists recommend wrap dresses. Wrap dresses accentuate the feminine figure and help to create the illusion of an hourglass figure, if one does not exist. If you have an hourglass figure, you should have several wrap dresses to make sure you are highlighting your waist.

I used Vogue 7898 and a lovely black jersey with a flocked velvet print to create my dress. I love this design! I would like to have at least one more dress like my Valencia. I'll look for a vibrant or rich color for my next version.












February 26, 2013

Aislynn: Elegance in Ivory

First, I must say that I adore the Aislynn dress. I think it is perfect for me. It is modern, feminine, and sophisticated. I feel lovely when I wear it.

I love the fabric and the pattern (McCall's 6612) I used as my starting point for this dress. The fabric is a soft, ivory sweater knit that is of medium weight and slight stretch. It has a nice amount of body to it and drapes over my figure nicely. I think the creamy ivory color complements my complexion, as well.

I think sweater dresses should be close-fitting, but not tight. Because sweater knits have their own bulkiness or weight to them, it is important that they do not add unattractive bulges to one's figure. I like wearing the Aislynn with a belt to highlight my smaller waist. I think this accentuates the feminine allure of the dress.

When I wear this dress, I certainly feel alluring and elegant.








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