Fuchsia wool dress

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There is nothing more special than a hot pink wool.  When I originally ordered this fabric from moodfabrics.com, I had no idea what I was going to make but I just knew I had to have this fabric.  It’s a medium weight 100% wool that’s simply amazing.  If you plan to pick some up, hurry it’s almost sold out.  It’s one of those perfect wool’s with a bit of stretch perfect for dresses, skirts and coats.

This dress was made using the bodice to McCalls M5927 view B and self drafted skirt with the following alterations:
-Added 1.5″ to the height of the neck
-Faced the bodice with the same wool fabric
-Added a gathered sleeve with zipper detail
-Added a 58″x19″ pleated skirt to the bodice

Dress- DIY
Belt- Roland Mouret
Booties- Givenchy
Clutch-Bottega Venetta
Shades-Stella McCartney

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13 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    February 23, 2015 / 2:19 pm

    Love Love Love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You do such a amazing job keep up all the good work….

  2. February 23, 2015 / 3:30 pm

    Seriously, you are like a magician when it comes to customizing patters. NOBODY is doing what you are doing and it is amazing and inspiring to see!

  3. February 23, 2015 / 3:43 pm

    Simply Beautiful. I have to tell you, You keep me inspired!!!!!

  4. February 23, 2015 / 6:40 pm

    This dress is beautiful on you! The color truly compliments your complexion. And those shoes…let's just say they are FABULOUS!!! Great outfit!

  5. February 23, 2015 / 7:01 pm

    You are amazing! This dress is beautiful!

  6. February 23, 2015 / 11:43 pm

    Like it! Nice zip detail on the cuff. Different zip on the back?

  7. February 24, 2015 / 3:33 am

    Beautifully done….your craftsmanship is so inspiring. Gorgeous dress in a fantastic and vibrant color.

  8. February 24, 2015 / 6:41 am

    Beautiful style and colour.

    I sent you an email last week Nikki – did you receive it? I am looking for some advice on sewing with neoprene.

  9. February 24, 2015 / 9:13 am

    What a beautiful dress! The fit and the the color are perfect!
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  10. February 24, 2015 / 2:23 pm

    This is gorgeous! I LOVE hot pink, it just pops! Such an elegant design and it looks so lovely on you.

  11. February 25, 2015 / 8:48 am

    Aw! That fabric is amazing! I agree, who can say no to a hot pink wool? The dress is looking so good on you!

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