Hello Loves! I've had another "rainman" moment!
As I was watching the Super Bowl this year I was sent a divine inspiration in the wardrobe choice of Ms. Jennifer Hudson.
Now I must admit she's yells a bit much for my taste but I SUFFERED through the performance just to make sure that a CLEAR image of the dress she wore was etched in to my mind. I then, of course, got to work! I remembered that I had this wonderful LARGE remnant of a white poly cotton blend and a random piece of lightweight black stretch cotton. So I got to thinking.... hummm buttons.... I remembered I bought a set of buttons for Sewful and SINCE I happened to not have had a chance to give them to her yet, then maybe I should use them and just buy her some more before I see her..... (I promise to bring a new set BL!!) LOL As far as design I knew I didn't want the weird faux leather top that J.Hud wore with her skirt and I'm FAR shorter than her so my skirt would be shorter.
So I opted for V8633. I loved the sleeve option that was in the pattern and I figured I could bypass one of the darts on each front of the skirt and place my seams and buttons there.
I recently completed reading and trying out samples from my Couture Techniques book, so I was REALLY excited to give this piece that couture look.
PLUS Valentine's Day was quickly approaching and I wanted to wear something nice since the hubster to be and I were going to dinner and a concert. (LALAH HATHAWAY here in ATL AND OMG!! She sang her FACE OFF!! I was second row not only singing along and LOVING it, but wondering where she got that FIERCE skirt she was wearing... I digress) Anywho here's the finish!