Thursday, November 7, 2013

If I were an ambassadors wife...

I would wear this gown to the governors ball

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Burda released a new range of dress patterns on Tuesday, one of them was this lovely bow back Maxi Dress. I may never get to make and wear this dress cause I don't often get invited to black tie events so I'd thought I'd bring this loveliness to your attention (and then maybe you can make it!)

The length, full skirt, pleated back and bows reminds me of something you might see in a 60s movie, worn by some ambassadors wife at a fancy ball, before the movies protagonist comes stumbling in spilling wine down her silk brocade gown... 

Ahhh so much day dreaming...

Also! If you are in the US, or anywhere near a computer really - the first issue of BurdaStyle Magazine US was released recently. The editors plan to have a reoccurring feature where they call upon BurdaStyle members to share their sewing tips. This month they wanted tips on buttons and I submitted my tip on measuring buttons for a button hole and happily they featured it! 


You can buy an online version of the magazine here or wherever you might normally find sewing magazines in your town

I hope your all enjoying your week - Friday is almost here and then the weekend! 

Cat xoxo

19 comments:

  1. Hi, Catherine! I can certainly picture you as an ambassador's wife in this elegant gown. You'd be the belle of the ball!

    FYI - I'm leaving in a few minutes for a three day trip out of state. I will be away from blogging the entire time. If I miss any of your posts, I'll catch up on Sunday.

    Good night, dear friend, and have a terrific Friday!

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    1. aww thanks Shady! Its been a few days since you commented, so i hope your trip was enjoyable!

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  2. Oh that is such a great dress and congratulations on getting featured in the magazine - how exciting! x

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    1. Thanks! They release their questions in the blog, you should follow it so you can lend tips too!

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  3. Congrats on being featured on Burda. I remembered your tip when I made the button holes for a recent blouse (must get photos so I can blog it!).

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  4. What a helpful tip, no wonder it was featured in Burda! well done.
    A maxi is for life, not just special occasions. Make it up in turquoise or baby pink and wear it everywhere, it's beautiful and you have the talent (and the looks) to carry it off! x

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    1. Vix! i know! I do have some maxis - in fact i wore one lest night. You should start a group - the Society for the Preservation of Maxi Dresses or SPoMaD for short

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  5. How exciting being featured in the mag! I agree with Vix you should make the dress for every day! What about making it in a bright cotton and making the sleeves short and puffed for summer? Say an orange yoke and yellow dress and sleeves? So cute!

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    1. OOOH that sounds FUN! Maybe i could keep it in my secret Pinterest wedding folder....

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  6. Hell yeah, I want that fancy dress! And awesome tip!

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  7. Just discovered your blog on Pinterest and LOVE it! Your dress is gorgeous and love that it can be dressed up like you have done or made into something I could wear until I'm invited to a governor's ball :)

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    1. Hey! Thanks for popping in! Its definitely a versatile dress, perhaps in white walking down the isle even?

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  8. I love your blog! It's really nice to see people being into 60s fashion all over the world! Greetings from London :)

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    1. Why thank you! From London? Right where i wish i could be!

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  9. Well done on your feature! You must be pleased!
    I loved your day dreaming of the dress, I can picture it clearly.

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    1. thank you lovely! and for joining me in my silly daydream!

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  10. AH! Your tip for the right size button whole is most excellent.......I always cock it up!!!
    Indeed, that maxi is a sweetie, and darling, you could wear it just to do the groceries! The supermarket is actually my favourite place to dress up for.....XXX

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