Friday, June 29, 2012

S2176: anthropologie inspired "Chocolate Chip Dress"

I just love the color brown, so when I saw anthropologie's brown polka-dot  "Chocolate Chip" Dress, I knew I would have to make an inspired version.

anthropologie "Chocolate Chip" dress

   I was surfing around the internet looking at fabric one day and came across a cream/brown polka dot cotton lawn from denverfabrics. (close up pic further down).
     I decided to use S2176 because the shape was very close to the anthro dress.
  This pattern came together very easily.  I did not have to make any alterations at all for fit--I just love it when that happens.  Even though the pattern does not call for a lining, I fully lined it because I really don't like slips  The lining is just a basic ecru colored  polyester lining.  I did a narrow hem on the bottom.   I love the feel of cotton lawn, but I don't like the wrinkly effect.  However, you go with what you can find.  The brown fabric used on the shoulder straps and bodice band is a polyester from my stash.  

featuring the cotton lawn wrinkly factor.
This was just from sitting down for a few minutes.

fabric closeup and hem

Outfit for Work
cardigan:  JCrew
Belt:  Forever 21
Necklace:  Goody's
Shoes:  Seychelles "Pot of Gold" 

Here is a shoe closeup:
Happy Sewing!!!

P.S. For some reason, some of the text is highlighted white in this post.  I don't know why.