Thursday, January 27, 2011

Something More Than a Duster

Simplicity called this dress pattern a duster: traditionally worn around the home as Barbie performed her chores of daily living and then later in the evening while sipping martinis with Ken and appearing fascinated as he talked about his day... but I see this dress as something more. This would be a super semi-formal cocktail dress for evenings out. For the bride. For the bridesmaid. Love the kimono sleeves. Nice variety with a stand-up or rounded neckline and absolutely love the pockets. Add a belt for emphasis or works nicely with side self ties. Make it in taffeta. And, of course, super-cool in polka-dots.

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