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Updated on Jun 15, 2011
floral DIY dress - tan derby Forever 21 hat
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turquoisepassion 's Thoughts:

I used a Butterick’s reprint of a vintage 50’s evening dress; the original pattern had a shift dress with a sheer detachable overlay poufy skirt. I did quite a bit of modification to the pattern and still ended up making the shoulders too wide and the waist too big (even under the watchful eyes of the best sewing instructor ever). This will probably be the first and also last time I attempt something complicated unless my sewing skills magically improve. Speaking of D.I.Y.‘s, I have about six different projects that I need to finish up.
Anyway, I’m currently blogging while waiting for a step to finish at research. My current weekday schedule is so predictable: class, research, gym, research, computer lab, bed. Every semester I think “this is my busiest semester ever” until the next semester rolls along. I’m dreading this coming fall since one of my friends (heading to UC Berkeley for PhD in Chemical Engineering…overachiever!) informed me that she didn’t get home from the computer lab until 4 am every Thursday when she took plant design. If my genius friend went home at four, you can bet I’ll be there all night! Also, why is everyone in my life moving to California? Stanford, Cal Tech, Berkeley… even my best guy friend moved to San Francisco. Wait for me!

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Comments (52)

katay
katay on August 13
very cute and style,i love it :)))
TamyBrum
TamyBrum on July 25
I love vintage
easehatsumee
easehatsumee on July 24
cute hat
chrissylovesyou
chrissylovesyou on July 11
beautiful dress(: love the belt !
mare_santos
mare_santos on July 05
cool chic pretty!!!
JackieSketches
JackieSketches on July 05
very pretty!!
normajeanzombeh
normajeanzombeh on July 04
i am a sucker for pearls but this whole photo has won me over, very chic
DadySewCoolNYC
DadySewCoolNYC on June 30
You know, I have often said to myself that it was a shame that you do not make your own clothes. I find women's clolthes to be much easier to make than mens'. I think, that as a designer from FIT, that you have really captured the essence of the style of the dress, plus the retro feel. Do not be too hard on yourself, just stay away from the $20.00 a yard fabric until you get beter.
ngl9
ngl9 on June 27
gorgeous!
bananagirlrocks
bananagirlrocks on June 19
dress is gorgeous :D
Lollypopz94
Lollypopz94 on June 19
That dress is lovely!
amber_lee
amber_lee on June 19
i love this!
Kimpossible
Kimpossible on June 19
everything about this is amazing.
theclassicsilhouette
amazing!
ScaryGodmother
ScaryGodmother on June 18
I don't know about sewing but I do love the whole look of the dress, and I think it looks great. Nice use of accessories!
LittlePocketwatch
LittlePocketwatch on June 18
Love the picture - very cute outfit!
allicinwonderland
allicinwonderland on June 18
they are moving to SF because SF is the best! I miss it all the time. this dress is majorly cute. i love dressing 50's
cuteebutterfly
cuteebutterfly on June 17
very cute
LauraOsorio
LauraOsorio on June 17
cute dress!
blairkyliejay
blairkyliejay on June 17
lovely!
deekaywang
deekaywang on June 16
nice:)
heyitscrichel
heyitscrichel on June 16
gorgeous dress! and belt!
sundaycrossbow
sundaycrossbow on June 16
absolutely gorgeous!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on June 16
love the accessories!
HeartsChloe
HeartsChloe on June 16
Love your outfit!
em1986
em1986 on June 16
wow simply amazing
MollyMaw
MollyMaw on June 16
i love this super chic! keep up the cuteness :)
Rock102
Rock102 on June 16
beautiful!
essenceofrue
essenceofrue on June 16
great
mcbaral
mcbaral on June 16
inspiring pic!
PSYCHO4FUNK
PSYCHO4FUNK on June 16
simply beautiful!!
katslovefashion
katslovefashion on June 16
such a beautiful dress! love it :)
ZaneZanite
ZaneZanite on June 16
beautiful dress and amazing hat
enigmasupernova
enigmasupernova on June 16
everything's amazing!
ilsteviewonder
ilsteviewonder on June 16
beautiful dress keep practicing sewing. I sew and it takes time just keep trying this is so beautiful :)
JAELA
JAELA on June 16
Anything you wear looks awesome on you....beautiful
nekorine
nekorine on June 16
The picture is very wonderful! All the colours match each other~
jehanprouvaire
jehanprouvaire on June 16
gorgeous picture!! i adore this romantic retro dress!! lovely!! adorable big hat too!! you look so glamorous!!
taradanilo
taradanilo on June 16
Love the pearls!
mochaccinoland
mochaccinoland on June 15
that's a very pretty baby floral print dress!! u did a good job!! :)
itsnikki
itsnikki on June 15
lovely dress!
mariachuvachu
mariachuvachu on June 15
LOVELY!!!!!
meeshhh
meeshhh on June 15
lovely!
unMomentdeMode
unMomentdeMode on June 15
I love this dress, you look beautiful in that color ( and California is just way better :) )
tammmmy
tammmmy on June 15
i love your dress, so cute :)voted!
headbandit
headbandit on June 15
I love this! So cool that you made the dress and the photo is awesome. Favorite!
IraJennena
IraJennena on June 15
gorgeous dress and lovely necklace!!
Chof
Chof on June 15
I love everything in this outfit! So delicate and sweet!
wows
wows on June 15
LOVE THE DRESS!!
EvilDancerRec
EvilDancerRec on June 15
love the dress
alexacorrine
alexacorrine on June 15
i love your hat! it's sooo cute! and you're dress is really pretty too!
klichem
klichem on June 15
very lovely girly outfit.i like it so much"
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