Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Concrete Dress

I found this awesome burgundy belt with a bolt-action closure so I bought it. When I got home, I decided I wanted a new dress to wear with it, so I designed this. I've always loved dresses with contrasting colors; they're just so interesting to look at. The bodice is made with charcoal cotton, and the skirt is a polyester-rayon blend which has a beautiful drape. My favorite details are the small collar, the bodice pin-tucks, and that the texture of the skirt looks like a sidewalk. 

Also posted at Sew Country Chick.


  1. Whitney and BradJan 11, 2012 07:55 AM
    That is so beautiful! I am so amazed that you just design these yourself! That is quite the talent
  2. Rick and KoriJan 11, 2012 08:02 AM
    I love this! One of my favorites of your creations! And rose heels are fabulous!
  3. JessicaJan 11, 2012 08:20 AM
    So cute. I wish there was a close up of the bodice so we could see the details! Love the whole look.
  4. AnnabelleJan 11, 2012 08:54 AM
    I cannot even tell you how much I love this outfit! You are so lovely.
  5. CelesteJan 11, 2012 09:08 AM
    This entire outfit is lovely! Your shoes are great and that dress is beautiful. I would love to see a close up of the bodice as well.
  6. bexJan 11, 2012 09:26 AM
    This is one of my favorite ones yet.
  7. MarciJan 11, 2012 09:48 AM
    Love, love, love it! and the pin makes it absolutely perfect!
  8. sharon.Jan 11, 2012 10:30 AM
    You are a beaut. And so is that skirt!
  9. Rachel.Jan 11, 2012 02:29 PM
    It is so very pretty. As are you. I particularly love the top.
  10. MegsJan 11, 2012 05:42 PM
    I love that skirt material! It's so pretty!

    I would NEVER have picked up those shoes, but they are super hot with that's making me rethink shoes that I skip past!
  11. koriJan 11, 2012 09:16 PM
    Everyone is right - this outfit rocks! I love it. And I adore those shoes!
  12. AnnieJan 12, 2012 03:13 PM
    Can't get enough of this Lynette. So stunning. Such a successful, rocking dress & outfit.
  13. FosterJan 14, 2012 08:41 AM
    Love the full skirt on the dress. Several have commented on your shoes. I love them as well!
    1. Cation DesignsJan 14, 2012 07:19 PM
      So simple, but beautiful! I love the neutrals with the belt. And of course, circle skirts are the best!
  14. CarolynJan 17, 2012 02:00 AM
    Gorgeous outfit!! I love those earthy urban colours together!
  15. Sew Country ChickJan 19, 2012 07:56 AM
    As usual your work is flawless! Is that a circle skirt? The fabric drapes beautifully.

Thanks for the note!