If ever a piece that makes me feel like a real bona fide woman, it has to be a pencil dress. Not sure if it's because In my twenties I would have never worn one for the fear of looking too grown aka old, or not being able to find one that fit the way I wanted (that didn't make me look to grown). Nonetheless, I love them now!
The fabric used for this dress was a tech fabric I picked up at Mood LA over the summer. It's a medium weight faille like with a slight sheen that I cut on the bias for a little added stretch. It's a bit difficult to iron but very easy to sew. Here is a great alternative on moodfabrics.com
The pattern used for this dress was a self drafted skirt and the bodice to this vintage Mcall 3015 pattern with the following alterations: -
Added a 9" zipper to the front seam
-Added pleats to the front shoulders
-Added a puffy sleeve
The skirt was drafted from this DIY pencil skirt pattern with the following alterations: -Added 3" to the length of the skirt -Removed the waist band option and attached the skirt to the bodice
Sunglasses- Karen Walker Booties- Giuseppe Zanotti Bag- Cleo & Patek