Have you ever heard of Shabby Apple? If not, check them out. They have beautiful, modest, fashion forward dresses. I love ogling the beauties on their website. They also have swimsuits, aprons, and little girl's clothing. What's awesome is that this month they are having a dress design contest, and I decided to enter. Here's my drawing of the dress.
For the back I switched it. I did an aqua skirt with matching piping and coral buttons and pleats. I wanted you to see the two different dresses. I chose coral and aqua because they are universal colors; almost anyone can wear them and look good in them.
My inspiration came from a couple different things. It started with this picture to the right. I saw it in my pattern-making book and knew I wanted to design a dress that was asymmetrical with gathers or pleats. I wanted to make a dress that was flattering for everyone so I used my previous knowledge for that. I also got inspiration from the Empire Period 1790-1820. Last of all, I had to get approval of my sister. I always need her approval. She always has good insights and ideas for me. It's great to be able to bounce ideas off of her.
Tell me, would you wear this dress? What would you change about it? I don't know if I can changed it after I turn it in though. Hopefully! I know you'll all come up with great ideas for me. Wish me luck! I'll find out in a week in a half if I make it to the final fifteen!