From the WorkRoom ....6097

I'm  a big fan of wrap dresses, and the mock wrap bodice on this NewLook dress is
 no exception! I really love how they seem to have
 revamped their pattern look too.

Usually, I'm always put off by the cover models on the envelopes. I mean, sometimes the fabric selection or print take away from the design structure and I miss out on good patterns based on that! I guess that's why checking out the line drawings is so important. The, "WorkRoom from Project Runway", pattern covers definitely get my attention!

When I saw this one, especially with the pockets, I was hooked right away. It's
not a lot of variations in the design besides the sleeve length and
with or without a collar. I like simple.

Ever been to a Toga Party?

Me neither, lol  but I've been to a few cocktail parties ya kno!  When I first saw this Grecian inspired dress, by Cynthia Rowley I knew I had to make it. I loved the one shoulder idea, it's so Roman-like.

I always kept this photo I saved from asewnwardrobe blogpost for inspiration. 
I love the color combo, even the shoulder strap and that bag!

A Little Retro....v8723

I love the "Mad Men style" that's been all over the blogs as of late, and I've been itching to make something retro or vintage. Of course I do have a few vintage frocks that's been thrifted and gifted to me from my Mom (she's a true collector). The funny thing is,... I've had this pattern for a minute, but never realized until I was re-organizing my stash closet, that I had almost the exact same fabric that's on the envelope!! 

I think this style of dress lends a vintage, retro vibe to it. Ok, well yes it does have a lot of gathering to it, as mentioned in many reviews but I think it adds to the look. I mean wearing it, causes occasional involuntary twirl walking, skipping (followed by a little dizziness, lol) but I feel so darn dainty!!