SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Patterns and Notions > Pippa's dress ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Pippa's dress
the one that REALLY caught my eye
lakaribane
star
lakaribane
Beginner
HAITI
Member since 7/23/07
Posts: 2076
Send Message

      



Date: 4/29/11 10:05 AM

I love it. Here's a shot of the bodice form the Daily Mail:



So it's not a cowl dress but it's got a sort of neckline drape around a deep V neckline.

Empire, inverted V waist and mermaid hem. Row of buttons at the back.

The BEST part: CAP SLEEVES!!!

How would one achieve this drape? Add a "collar" or do some sort of real cowl? Any pattern suggestion/book?

------
Fashion Maté, where I blog about what I (eventually) sew : http://fashionmate.blogspot.com
Addicted to Pinterest? Me too! : http://pinterest.com/lakaribane/

KensingtonCrab
KensingtonCrab
Advanced Beginner
SC USA
Member since 2/13/09
Posts: 990
Send Message

      



In reply to lakaribane


Date: 4/29/11 10:13 AM

They did refer to Pippa's neckline as a cowl (NBC news). It is a gorgeous dress. The whole wedding was fabulous! I bet Kate's wedding dress will set trends, as will the bride's maid's dress! It fits her to a tee!

------
Carpe diem!

happytobehere
happytobehere
Beginner
Member since 7/31/10
Posts: 291
Send Message

      



Subject: Pippas dress Date: 4/29/11 10:18 AM

I am hoping Kate's gown will help bring an end to the strapless wedding dress trend, or at least some diversity.
Strapless dresses are beautiful on some brides, but they don't suit EVERYONE and shouldn't you wear what suits your figure not just what's popular? JMHO.
-- Edited on 4/29/11 10:23 AM --

lakaribane
star
lakaribane
Beginner
HAITI
Member since 7/23/07
Posts: 2076
Send Message

      



Date: 4/29/11 10:33 AM

I have a better photo. I'm even MORE in love:



People, it's a RAGLAN CAP SLEEVE!!!! *swoon*

And I'm soo happy both of them had sleeves. Whenever I see strapless, I hear Wardrobe Malfunction in my mind, LOL!

So do you guys think the V neckline bodice is an underlayer? As in, there are two bodices? Or is the cowl sewn into a seam at the V?

A view of the full front and comparatively plain back of the dress:





ETA to add important sleeve detail and more photos

------
Fashion Maté, where I blog about what I (eventually) sew : http://fashionmate.blogspot.com
Addicted to Pinterest? Me too! : http://pinterest.com/lakaribane/

Canadian Jane
star
Canadian Jane
Advanced Beginner
AB CANADA
Member since 10/30/10
Posts: 1845
online now
Send Message

      



Date: 4/29/11 11:15 AM

Oh my - this dress is style, class and elegance all rolled into one.

This wedding was the epitomy of good taste - I hope it sparks a massive revival. I am pretty tired of stapless everything and in some cases cleavage that never ends.

bettimon

bettimon
Advanced Beginner
WA USA
Member since 9/29/08
Posts: 359
Send Message

      



Date: 4/29/11 11:20 AM

i think it's a lovely dress, but i have the crooked picture syndrome when i look at her. i just want to tug it straight!

------
I need to make curtains. Curses!

dingyadi
star
dingyadi  Friend of PR
Advanced
AUSTRALIA
Member since 5/18/07
Posts: 116
Send Message

      



In reply to lakaribane


Date: 4/29/11 11:45 AM

Now I've finished sniffling at the TV (being an ex pat Brit) it does look like there are 2 bodices doesn't it - there aren't any seams to be seen in the close up. What a beautiful dress, and she looked very sexy yet demure which I imagine isn't an easy balance to strike. Both dresses were exquisite. I suspect this level of elegant simplicity actually involves a tremendous amount of work.

------
Jacquie
http://homemadecouture.blogspot.com/

JTink
star
JTink
Intermediate
Member since 4/20/08
Posts: 5948
Send Message

      



In reply to lakaribane


Date: 4/29/11 1:43 PM

When looking at the pic of Pipa sitting next to the little girl, can anyone else see a slight "seam" in front of her shoulder. Could this be a shadow of the underbodice(lace). Who wouldn't love to have the long, slim bodies these two sisters have?

gabrielle

gabrielle
Beginner
WA USA
Member since 3/27/02
Posts: 1540
Send Message

      



Subject: Pippas dress Date: 4/29/11 2:14 PM

The skirt portion is cut on the bias, isn't it? That is one of the most elegant, discreetly sexy dresses I've ever seen.

historicalsewer
historicalsewer
Advanced Beginner
CA USA
Member since 4/26/11
Posts: 3
Send Message

      



Subject: Pippas dress Date: 4/29/11 2:55 PM

I love this dress, too, but boy would you have to have the right figure for it. One feature of a bridesmaid dress in general is it's versatility, in other words, can she wear it again. Wouldn't it be funny if she used this dress as her wedding dress? In a color, it would make a wonderful formal dress.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Patterns and Notions >> Pippa's dress

Merchants on PR

Budo Bear Designs


Asian Designs
Web site

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Reconstructing History


Reconstructing History
Web site

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

Gwyn Hug


Fabric Shopping Help!
Deals!

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Altering Jackets
Altering Jackets

Register

Beginners Guide to Sewing Jackets
Beginners Guide to Sewing Jackets

Register

Simplicity 3803

photo
by: woolcat

Review
Self Drafted Pattern 97642-1000

photo
by: lynne1nor

Review
SewBaby Easy Pieces Pants Pattern

SewBaby Easy Pieces Pants Pattern

Buy Now
Petite Plus 201 Pattern

Petite Plus 201 Pattern

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.