Laura and I are in accord: this is one of the most gorgeous patterns we've ever seen.
It's at Vintage Martini, for a not-unreasonable $45.
I love the tulip sleeve, and if I were, oh, five inches taller I would be buying this and making it. Or maybe it would make me LOOK five inches taller?
Don't miss the pocket — see, there, on the right?
If I had seen this in time I would have definitely put this in the Oscar-dress lineup. I liked Gwyneth Paltrow's dress this year fine, but this one would have been even better.
I think you could get a really interesting effect by doing the gathered parts in an ombre fabric — it would be difficult, but really beautiful. Maybe in shades of blue, for a brunette?
In a very dull, matte black, with an updo, this would be a great dress to show off a pair of spectacular (borrowed) earrings, although I wouldn't do much more jewelry than that.
How would you make and/or style this dress?