I loved Kelly's dress so much that I had to have one myself...and now I do. That is the beauty of sewing.
The fabric is Kokeshi from Tessuti. I have had it a little while because I could not decide what pattern to use. I did like a DVF-inspired HotPatterns dress, but when I read the reviews at patternreview, I learnt that the pieces were largely rectangular. Being pear-shaped, I was a little dubious about how rectangles would go. Eventually, I decided to modify a dress pattern that I drafted myself. I changed the neckline, extended the shoulders and added a little cap sleeve.
My sister tells me that it is time to get rid of the hazy mirror photos from my blog, so this weekend, when we met up camping, I took my new clothes along and she took some photos. We were camping, so no irons and no make-up, but we did have a beautiful setting.
I wasn't brave enough to ask the Life-guards to pose with me.