Thursday, August 21, 2008

Dreaming of Fall 2008...The Shirt Dress

One of the things I love most about being able to sew is getting ahead of the curve. Well, given my recent spout (er, habitual) of unfinishedness, I like the idea of being ahead. So, let us venture into one of Fall 2008's hottest trends...

The Two Piece Shirt Dress

Burda model 106, from September 2007.


We have one two piece dress which features a high waisted pencil skirt and a chiffon bodice with ruffles and pleats.

Now, let's take a quickie peak at Nordstrom's and see how many retail dresses we can find to match!

In order from left to right we have ABS by Allen Schwartz, Diane VonFurstenburg, Tahari, Calvin Klein, and Ralph Lauren



Two pieces? Check! Pencil Skirt? Check! High waist? Check! Chiffon? Check! Pleats? Check! Ruffle? Check! Need I say more? Cidell made up the Burda is just about an afternoon! And people ask me why I sew. Of the bunch, the DVF is definitely my fave... You?

6 comments:

cidell said...

It's gonna be fab. I've actually batted around making it again.

Chicago Sarah said...

Calvin Klein for me. Big surprise, I always vote for CK. :)

Tany said...

Yep, that pattern has been in my mind since I saw Cidell's version...
My favoritte: ABS by Allen Schwartz

The Slapdash Sewist said...

You know, I never even thought of that as a day dress but you have opened my eyes. Now I definitely want to make it. I think I love the DVF best too. That pale peachy pink is just the perfect version of the color (and so hard to find).

Trisha said...

Very astute observations! I love that look too. I'll have to vote for ABS by Allen Schwartz. Just love all the high-waisted skirts.

MsKirko said...

Gorge! I actually think the Burda one is my favorite! I could have sworn I just saw something that looked IDENTICAL to that in W or Elle or something...