Inspired: Dita Dress

April 11, 2012

I found this gorgeous dress while browsing around the interwebs yesterday, and I knew I had to some how re-create it. The dress is from Dita Von Teese’s MUSE collection and was designed by Dita herself, based on two of her favorite vintage dresses.

I am so inspired by this dress and am now on a mission to make one for myself! With a few tweaks of course…

My fellow Colette fans and I were literally counting down the minutes until the Spring/Summer 2012 patterns launch. (I may or may not have had a dream about the patterns last night. …that’s how excited I was.) So imagine my super surprise when I saw the new Lily dress! It’s almost exactly what I had in mind for this re-creation of mine. It has a very similar flattering shape, but is more casual, meaning I can wear it to work! Feminine and practical.

I want to mimic the velvet ribbon straps as closely as I can, since they’re definitely the focal point of the dress! As for the fabric, I love the big bold floral, but prefer a more durable cotton as opposed to silks. This retro inspired stretch poplin should do the trick! Not to mention it’s WAY affordable. Score! I also plan to lengthen the hem to below the knee so it more closely mimics Dita’s version. That’s my favorite hem length. …I have shy knees.

Our shop has already ordered the new patterns, I’m just waiting for them to arrive so I can take one home and make this dress mine! My own! My precious!

Now, if I could just make Dita’s face mine…

(Never mind, that’s creepy.)

What are your summer sewing plans?