There were a number of friends who went out of their way to help me (and my husband) plan and get through our wedding dau.  As a special "thank you" I made equally special dresses for some of the ladies.   

For Kirsten, I went with  a beautiful jewel toned woven - I love the purples and teals. The shaped neckline (not too low), accentuated waist (I cut the fabric on the bias), and slightly flared skirt (six pieces) really augment Kirsten's figure (Simplicity 2644).  Side zip, V-back, cute little pleats at the shoulders.  I fully lined the dress in navy blue.

It's a dress for fall and, with the help of tights and boots, winter too.

Putting a dress together for Satya allowed me to try out a pattern I have had my eye on for a while (McCall's M6394).  The color blocking is precise, beautiful, and makes for a really fun dress.  I wanted to make something for this particular friend that was grown-up, but not boring.  Success!  Back zip, fully lined (in polka dots that show if you look for them).  I think this pattern will be the next dress I make for myself.    

Again, with the jewel tones.  Maybe I need more jewels in my life.



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