Fabric: Fabrics R Us in San Jose, 2 yards of ~55" satin
Pattern: Bodice via McCall M5972 (modified this way) with a self-drafted skirt
Kate Spade Carolyn Inspired Dress DIY
I made the dress a little more "me" with pleats instead of gathers and a narrow navy waistband combined with the narrow white stripe above for some visual interest. I also matched the stripes the best I could at the sides for continuity.
Kate Spade Hinge Bangle, Blue
Hermes Clic H, Red (see my shopping research for it here)
Coldwater Creek Chandelier Necklace
The hardest part of making this dress was finding a wide-striped fabric. You really wouldn't think it would be so hard considering what a classic "print" it is. But, I finally did in a shiny / satin-y fabric. I usually avoid shiny fabrics like the plague - they tend to show every little pucker / imperfection. I figured I'd cross my fingers and hope it wasn't too noticeable. It mostly behaved, but you can see some little puckers on the waistband. I'm thankful for warm CA weather because I can wear this dress now :)
Hope everyone had a great weekend!