Sunday, May 8, 2011

Dress quandary

I’m trying to figure out what style of dress I’m going to do!  I’m not a terribly ‘flashy’ person, so I don’t want to do anything terribly out of character, but I do want it to be pretty dang awesome.

I’ve narrowed it down to four basic ‘styles’ – the four following embody these styles the best, I think.  (Though details will be edited as I see fit….)

Let me know what you think in the comments, I’m completely paralyzed by choice!!!

Option A:  There is a lot of good information on this gown, it has a train, and I’ve probably had enough people volunteer their services that getting the couching done would actually be in the realm of possibility.  (And because the couching is applied, I can send it out in chunks to different people!)

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Option B:  I’ve been wanting to make this dress for a while; I just love, love, love the partlet!

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Option C:  This is one of the clearer pictures of the ruffley lace shoulder treatment style.  I’d probably do some sort of standing collar for this style as well.  Lace, lace and moar lace!

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Option D:  Cutwork sleeves…..specifically red velvet cutwork sleeves!  Nom, right?!

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12 comments:

  1. I *love* option 4! That cutwork is just stunning...

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  2. I like B or D as well. That partlet is fabulous! D, the cutwork is the tres awesome as well. As usual though, whatever you choose is gonna be super duper awesome..

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  3. I love A and D. I was just looking at Jen's earlier this evening and being all drooly http://www.festiveattyre.com/gallery/venetian/index.html Laurel wreaths in the cutwork would be AWESOME

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  4. It's a hard call. The cutwork sleeves are amazing, but I'm also a fan of the spiral sleeves going on in B and C.

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  5. Elizabeth CarterMay 9, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    The cut work is very cool, but I find myself most attracted to the first dress.

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  6. I (think) it's been decided, cutwork it is! :D

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  7. You win.....I'm doing cutwork from D, and a flat-fronted bodice from B, so you totally called it!

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  8. We have a winnah! Doing a one with elements from both!

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  9. Oh holy crap....cutwork laurel wreaths........!

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  10. Well, even if I don't do it this time around, they're all four on my radar for "someday will make!"

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  11. That was the very first dress that popped into my head when I started thinking about it, but as I was gently reminded, it's been done A LOT. (Hehe, but having a small army helping me do all the couching certainly wouldn't be bad.......I'll never have that again!)

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