Sunday, January 20, 2013

classic wrap gone wild

Anne, at Pretty Grievances  is one of my favorite bloggers. She is crazy funny, has a goofball attitude about fashion, and she loves to sew. Perfect. One of my favorite features is her Wednesday runway post. Just reading her commentary and the comments on her commentary is something I look forward to every week. Not to mention the fact that she is also Disney obsessed, the way I am.

This month, Anne hosted  Jungle January (go see the awesome Flickr group photos)... to satisfy her love of animal prints? I was ALL on board with that little challenge. I figured I could come up with something from my stash.
And I give you....
New Look 6097


Now, I wanted to stick to a classic style (with that crazy blue leopard print? No other option.) so I selected  a version of  the Diane von Furstenburg wrap dress.

What did I do?
I had to keep the collar...LOVE it...gives the neckline just a bit of dimension on an otherwise very blue, very cheetah print.

I made my belt just a tie belt.  And eliminated the cuffs and tabs....too fussy for me.
I also did away with  the pocket fronts.

So, it's pretty much stripped down to the bare bones classic style. While it's not a true wrap dress,  it's an easy fit and perfect for layering.
(just look at that wild animal in the background!)


In fact, I think I will be much more comfortable with a jacket or sweater over it. Especially for work.


So, let's see so far this year...I did Chanel, I did Diane von Furstenberg....what could be next in the way of classic designer-inspired?

27 comments:

  1. Swoon! Especially love it teamed with that lovely yellow cardigan.

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  2. Looks brilliant, and just love your styling with the yellow for personality pop!!!

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  3. You were right to pare down the details on such a busy print. I love it with the cardigan too.
    (I'm sure JR loves you for that cameo)
    I actually cut out fabric for a skirt today. However, no sewing as I wasn't driving 40 minutes in a near blizzard for a zipper.

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  4. Wow, what a fantastic dress,Lynne. Once again you look fabulous and you have styled it perfectly. Really love the yellow cardigan with it. Great picture of JR, too funny! Thanks for the new blog site, too, how have I missed that one.

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  5. This is so YOUR DRESS! Now go forth and make it in every different color and sleeve style imaginable!

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  6. Ooh, you saucy thing, you! Love this on you!

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  7. What a cute dress. I especially like it with the asymetric cardi styling. Judging from JR's body language, he had to be watching football!

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  8. Love this! It's amazing! You did a fabulous job and totally rock it. It's especially nice with the yellow cardi and belt.

    Love the picture of the wild animal in the background. Perfect! g

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  9. That's a lovely dress, with or without the sweater. The wild animal in the background looks like most guys do on a Sunday-with his head in the TV watching--football?

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  10. OOOOhhhh-lalala! You look so sexy and sassy! Love the dress. And it looks perfect with the yellow cardi!

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  11. I love it! The yellow cardi is perfect with it.

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  12. Wow. Is the wild animal in the background aware of the purfect feline in the next room yet? I'm sure he is.
    Great dress.

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  13. Love the title of your post - it's perfect, kind of like your dress:) I love the way you've used such a bold print it's a really great pairing with the wrap dress.

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  14. You do inspire me !!!!

    I love the yellow sweater with the wild blue print.

    I got my haircut short short short due to you you you on saturday and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it

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  15. Wow! I love this dress! How amazing to be able to make something that looks like it's from the DVF collection. It looks so great with the booties and the bright yellow cardi. Love the way you wrapped andbelted it.

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  16. What a great dress--the collar really makes the neckline special, and it looks fantastic with the cardigan.

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  17. Great dress made from one of my favorite patterns!

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  18. You are glamorous in that dress and the cardigan is perfect and takes the dress in another wonderful direction.

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  19. Really liking your dress and the yellow sweater adds a pop of color... Wonderful! (I too am Disney obsessed- just got back an hour ago!)

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  20. So, so cute! I have that pattern languishing in my stash, but haven't sewn it yet. You've inspired me - must try it now :)

    Great job - it looks fabulous on you!

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  21. Leaping leopards wouldn't look as good as you do in this dress! I also really like it paired with the yellow cardi....and those shoes! Purrrrrrr. Having just discovered that I CAN wear wrap style dresses, I am, of course now noticing them left, right and centre...yours stands out

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  23. Looking fabulous Lynneb!!! I like it toned down a tad with the yellow d=cardi too, the colour combo is terrific :)

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  24. Looks great on you! I too love it with the cardi :)

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  25. Looks great! You make me wish I could sew for myself but I'm never very successful with that endeavor! So much easier to sew for my granddaughters!

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  26. Lynne, this is awesome. Absolutely brilliant with the cardi. The wild animal captured in the background is killing me! You are a doll. So glad you were in the jungle with us.

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