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Monday, January 21, 2013

Two-Toned Gold Vintage Sweetheart Dress

I found this beautiful vintage looking pillow case while shopping awhile ago and I've debated for some time what I wanted to make out of it. The vintage feel is timeless and I didn't want just a pretty top so I opted for a dress instead. I only had enough fabric to make the front of the dress so I completed the back with a pretty coral colored pillow case that I found while shopping as well.

A two-toned gold vintage sweetheart dress it is. :)

The pillow case I started out with. I cut off the front of the pillow case since the back was just a plain tan fabric.

The sweetheart shape I cut out. I'm completely in love with sweetheart busts. It screams classic elegance.

I hemmed the raw edges.

Then I sewed a crease a little below the bust to give shape to the waist. I pinned the front and back of the dress to the mannequin to audit some loose fabric so I can sew them together.

The back of the dress is a coral colored pillow case with an invisible zipper on the side.

I couldn't pull my finished dress over my mannequin so I had to hang it up. The dress looks more flattering on and has more shape than this shows. The back is also a low sweetheart which adds more of the detail that I love. :)

Thee finished dress on! I wore my canvas ivory heels and white rhinestone embroidered earrings to keep the look a little simple. Then I added on a tan belt and my peach bubble necklace to complete the look.

For an everyday look I can simply throw on a cute cardigan over and for a more dressy look a blazer would go perfectly with this dress. I definitely think dresses are my forte. They are so simple to make! :)

20 wonderful thoughts:

  1. Great post!
    I'd love for you to check out my blog and follow.

    xx, Johnnybell

  2. Wow you are SO talented! That dress is gorgeous!!!

  3. i love the colors together but the back of the dress should have just been like the front. it would have looked much better. you are so talented! :)
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  4. Wow, hun!! That is a pretty impressive DIY. The dress turned out fabulous. And you look amazing in it. :)

    xx Love & Aloha

    p.s. following you now!

  5. You look so pretty!!! I love your dress!!!
    Have a good week!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  6. It's lovely ! And it looks great with your lipstick :)

  7. you look really beautiful , great post

  8. it's amazing what you created with a simple pillow case - that dress looks stunning! x

  9. Great post, love the dress


  10. Wonderful blog! Check out mine if you have time babe! :) xx

  11. your hair is so beautiful! your blog is very intresting and great! I'm your newest follower! :)

  12. You're amazing! I always get inspired by your DIY posts xx

  13. The fabric/color are really beautiful!



  14. You are really amazing!! keep updating!! :)

  15. Nice blog.
    Let's follow each other. Let me know :)

  16. I swear you are really very creative . Loved your blog , if you want we can follow each other via GFC , if yes follow me & I will surely follow back!



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