Thursday, January 19, 2012

Illusion Dress

Drew is responsible for naming this dress. I tried it on to show him my finished work for the day, and he said, "That dress is an illusion!" 

This idea came from my ballet days. I bought a leotard from a professional ballerina when she retired. It was all black, but it had teal oval-shaped insets instead of side seams. So, from a front or back view, it looked like I had the best hourglass shape and a tiny waist like a cartoon.

For my Illusion dress, I did geometric insets, a deep v-neck, and soft bias-cut sleeves.

Modeled by Nicki.


  1. megJan 19, 2012 11:42 AM
    I love this one!
  2. SymonJan 19, 2012 12:59 PM
    The "illusion dress" is becoming very popular in the celebrity world, apparently... I just saw pics of Kate Winslet in one a few days ago, and they are selling them in RTW in Sydney... however your version is so much more couture looking, and elegant - graphic and chic, not trying to be a cheap trick :)
  3. DebiJan 19, 2012 02:23 PM
    Ohhhh! I just love this dress! What a great idea!!
  4. StephJan 19, 2012 02:25 PM
    Love this dress, so utterly flattering.
  5. Masustak eguzkitanJan 20, 2012 02:02 AM
    The dress fits really perfect. I love "Illusion Dress"!
  6. STARSNAPSHOTJan 20, 2012 05:16 PM
    good idea! haha ;)
  7. AnonymousJan 22, 2012 10:57 AM
    Where can I get the pattern?
    1. Lady DanburryJan 22, 2012 12:01 PM
      Sorry, I don't have one available.

Thanks for the note!