|My Designer "Knock-off"|
Back in January, I found this fabulous picture inside InStyle Magazine:
And I just couldn't get it out of my head...
Whoa!! Nearly identical to my dress, but the back of mine (like the Lanvin Resort 2013 dress) was way more exciting with the full exposed zipper...
|Since I added 3" to the length, making the zipper "short"|
I left the center back seam open as a "vent".
|Lanvin... I thought this zipper looked awful!|
"trend" with the black and white "bold graphics", I actually enjoyed the challenge this dress brought, with creating fabric strips and matching them all around. I'd never done an exposed zipper before, and the added challenge of this being a contest entry was a big motivator to see it through to the end.
Lanvin Resort 2013 Dress: $3730 at Bergdorf Goodman
Bebe "Boatneck Striped Dome" dress: $170 at bebe.com and Amazon
My Version: Stretch Poplin in "Caviar" and "Papyrus" $22, Posh Lining $6 (both from Joann's), and Satin Zipper (33") from Botani in NYC (thank you, Ann!) $16
Grand Total: $44
The confidence gained from completing this project: PRICELESS! Just look...
|Don't Mess with the B!|