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.
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.
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!
Can’t wait to see it on, I love the colour combination.
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!
this dress is stunning!!!!
Very nice! The shoes will be perfect! Hmm… I need to start thinking about presents, too!
The shoulder pads made all the difference. I knew you had a winner.
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.
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!
Can’t wait to see the dress in action. And those shoes? Totally awesome!
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.
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.
Oh, elegant and so old Hollywood. The shoes are fab, too!
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.
I love that color combination, and what an elegant style!
What a beautiful dress!
You are going to look smashing! LOVE the shoes.
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