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1960s Style Gingko Dress Wednesday, January 4 2017

Creation: Gingko Print Burda Dress

Fabrics Used: Harmony Art Gingkos Sateen

The Visionary: Laura Mae, Laura Mae Designs

Our Thoughts: This Harmony print made for a perfectly festive holiday dress!

 

 

Ginkgo leaves are not a traditional Christmas choice, but this dress turned out to be the perfect holiday frock.  I rather like the unexpected print in a traditional color scheme on this beautiful cotton sateen.

 

 

Since finishing the dress on December 12th, I have already worn it three times.  That is almost unheard of for me as I tend to go for a bit more variety in my outfit choices in any given month.  I guess you could say I am quite pleased with the way this project turned out!
The dress is also incredibly easy to wear!
I was not entirely sure that the bloused bodice was going to work for me, but with the help of a wide belt, I really like the look.

The bell shaped skirt is also becoming one of my favorite silhouettes. 
And there is a good chance that there will be more 1960s style dresses in my future!  I think I  would even love a solid colored version of this design, provided I can find the right fabric.  What is it about solid colors that I find so off putting when it comes to textiles!?!
Dress & Belt:  Made by me, BurdaStyle 7179 & Vogue 8193
Petticoat:  Made by me, Vogue 4203
Shoes:  Royal Vintage “Marilyn
Necklace:  Mom’s
Ring: Grandfather's class ring

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