Shoulder Pads!

29 Apr

Arggghh!! I had an entire post written and it disappeared. Grrrr. Short version: I added shoulder pads to Butterick 6410 and all is now right in the world. You were correct. I was just tired and hit a wall with this dress after having to re-sew the bodice.

Even better, I decided to go with a necklace I already own so I just need earrings and a cocktail ring.

My original post was far more entertaining than this. Sigh. Shoes are below. $21.95 on clearance from 6pm.com. I’ll post photos of me in the actual dress after I wear it on May 8th. Until then, I’ll make May the month I sew for other people. Mother’s and Father’s Day are coming up and I owe a girlfriend a duvet cover. Of course, I’m not *committing* to this. It’s just a nice thought before May actually begins.

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17 Responses to “Shoulder Pads!”

  1. Nancy (nanflan) April 29, 2010 at 08:07 #

    The shoulder pads definitely make a difference. I look forward to seeing this dress come to life on you! The shoes are perfect, and I love the heel.

  2. Katie April 29, 2010 at 08:37 #

    I love this dress! I’m so glad that the shoulder p[ads fixed it for you. The shoes are amazing. I love 6pm.com!

  3. allisonc April 29, 2010 at 10:01 #

    Can’t wait to see it on, I love the colour combination.

  4. Elizabeth April 29, 2010 at 12:20 #

    It’s looking great. And I think those shoes are perfect!!!!! I’m making this for my mom: http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/tutorial-summer-scarf.html

    It looks pretty nifty!

  5. andie April 29, 2010 at 13:12 #

    this dress is stunning!!!!

  6. Angela April 29, 2010 at 15:02 #

    Very nice! The shoes will be perfect! Hmm… I need to start thinking about presents, too!

  7. Elaray April 29, 2010 at 15:53 #

    The shoulder pads made all the difference. I knew you had a winner.

  8. Carol April 29, 2010 at 17:17 #

    I like the way this dress has turned out and I know it will look stunning on you. I like the shoes very much (and I intend to see if 6pm ships to Australia, unlike Zappos), but I can’t say they are what I would have paired with this dress. I see satin strappy things.

  9. Colleen P. April 29, 2010 at 19:08 #

    I definitely think the shoulder pads improved the look-the era that dress is from was all about the strong shoulder. You can imagine Rita Hayworth in that gown. I think the shoes work well with the feel of the gown, though in a perfect world you’d find some vintage platforms in just the right shade of brown hammered satin!

  10. Stephanie April 29, 2010 at 20:16 #

    Can’t wait to see the dress in action. And those shoes? Totally awesome!

  11. Noile April 29, 2010 at 21:36 #

    It looks wonderful! I’m a sucker for that color combination anyway, but I think this style (and elegant long length) are going to be smashing on you.

  12. Gail April 30, 2010 at 00:29 #

    I have such a love hate relationship with shoulder pads. But I do have a new found conviction that if the pattern calls for shoulder pads, the outfit will suffer without them.

  13. Summerset April 30, 2010 at 04:14 #

    Oh, elegant and so old Hollywood. The shoes are fab, too!

  14. Sandy in Wichita April 30, 2010 at 22:28 #

    Yeah, that’s right, Hollywood! I think you’ll look fabulous in this and I can’t wait to see a picture of you “done up” in it.

  15. Jean May 1, 2010 at 08:17 #

    I love that color combination, and what an elegant style!

  16. Amber May 3, 2010 at 12:54 #

    What a beautiful dress!

  17. Isabelle May 6, 2010 at 04:06 #

    You are going to look smashing! LOVE the shoes.

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