Coral wrap dress update

I got to wear my coral wrap dress from Vogue 8784 for the first time today. My husband and I went to a lovely small restaurant here in town for brunch to celebrate our 21st anniversary. Afterward, I asked him to take my photo:

My new wrap dress! Photo by Robert the Husband.

My new wrap dress! Photo by Robert the Husband.

The dress was really comfortable to wear, but I might still add a snap at the V-neck where the sides cross. There was a tad of gaping when I was in the car wearing a seatbelt. I’m really glad I added the piping trim, otherwise all the design detail of this dress would have been lost in the print. As it is, the diagonal pleats are impossible to see.

I think the purse is worth a closeup:

I bought this purse at the Sacramento Antique Faire for $5 or $10.

I bought this purse at the Sacramento Antique Faire for $5 or $10.

Although I have a nice big quality leather purse (which I use for work meetings because it looks super professional and holds a full-size notepad), it’s really lovely to have a collection of small vintage purses. This one is big enough to hold a wallet, keys, phone, handkerchief and colored lip balm. What more does a girl need for brunch with her sweetie?

Next up: The Clara Dress from Sew Liberated.

 

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4 thoughts on “Coral wrap dress update

  1. Ruthie June 10, 2014 at 7:18 am Reply

    Congratulations on your anniversary. I completely agree about the piping. Looks perfect.

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    • Jeanne Marie June 10, 2014 at 7:57 am Reply

      Thanks so much, Ruthie. And thanks for stopping by!

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  2. redbamsews June 10, 2014 at 9:41 am Reply

    Congratulations on your anniversary! Wishing you many more happy years. Re: the coral dress–when I looked at it the first time I did not notice the piping. You were wise to add that piping–it makes the dress pop. I love detailing. Have you tried to sew down the cross over with a top stitching row. The neckline looks like it would fit over the head (like a pull over).

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    • Jeanne Marie June 10, 2014 at 10:11 am Reply

      Thank you! The top stitching is an interesting idea. I hadn’t thought about that, but you might be right. That would be a lot easier than bothering with a snap.

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