Seen last week on the Collette Patterns blog:

navy dress with taffeta roses and leaves

The tone-on-tone of this is really gorgeous. (Click on the image to go to the blog and see a full-length view.) I would love to see something like this on a non-princessy wedding dress, say a simple silk sheath in cream with cream roses along the waist and hem in taffeta or even organza.

While I'm at Colette's blog, I would like to point out how cute these little bias-tape bows are. Adorable!

And speaking of embellishments, I *think* I saw recently a dress with a heart on it, where the heart was made of random sizes of heart-shaped buttons. Does that sound familiar to anyone? Or did I just make it up?

(The dress itself is available here, and it's a larger size, too!)

Thanks to Kathleen for the link!

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12 thoughts on “Inspiration

  1. Boy, thats pretty! And I love the Collette blog. If I hadnt sworn off buying patterns for 2010 I think I would have ALL of them. I will definitely have to try the bias-tape-bows trick on a 1940s blouse pattern I have waiting to be made up!


  2. Yeah…really neat! Would look cool as a white crepe dress with orange satin applique, too.Good way to cover the waist seam, and create a seemingly more unbroken line to the garment.


  3. Patrick Kelly used to do a variety of jersey dresses with a heart shape on the front made of buttons. That was a little while ago, in the dreaded 80s.


  4. Thank you so much for featuring this Salvage Life dress! I when I find things for the shop with such unique details. xoxoBeth, owner of Salvage Life


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