I, like many others, first spotted this dress on Kyle Richards of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and thought it was super chic. I knew I wanted to attempt it. My first order of business was to find some sequined fabric. I found some "mini dot" sequin fabric that I wanted to use and what do you know? They had it in New Orleans Saints black and gold. Score!
I originally cut out the decolletage and the sleeve cuffs in the gold sequin, but eventually decided against using the gold on the sleeve cuffs to avoid it looking too costume-y. I ended up using the black sequin for the sleeve cuffs instead.
Next, instead of a straight hem on my mini skirt, I drafted a shirt tail on my skirt pattern to make it a little different and add a bit of interest. The fabric above is the lining because the sequined fabric was quite see through.
It really started to come together quite nicely. I was super pleased with the progress and how everything was looking at this point.
I wanted to check the drape of the blouse portion of the dress before attaching my skirt. The flow of the sleeves was just as I wanted it.
And finally my inspired by dress is complete! Do you see where the gold on my sleeve cuffs would have been too much? The black sequin there is much more subtle and stylish IMO. Anyhoo, I'm loving how it turned out and I'm already thinking of other versions of this dress to create...