December 21, 2010

Glittering Vermillion

For this dress I used Simplicity 2580 and a version of McCalls 5811.
The fabric is a shiny, sparkly, and very bright red sort of knit.  The top, or bodice is from the cowl part of the simplicity pattern and the bottom is almost a full circle skirt.  The skirt comes to just below the knee and the waist seam is an empire waist.  This picture was taken on the cruise where I wore it for a formal night.  
Accessories: Black shoes, black cami, black fashion belt, black coverup (It is sleeveless), black headband, and silver jewelry.

Sorry I didn't get a better picture. :-l


  1. Very pretty! Where was the cruise to?

  2. Wow! You did a great job on your dress. Sew cute! :)

  3. Hi Joanna,
    You're back! =) Hope you had a great trip!
    What a beautiful dress...I love the color! Nice black accessories as well. Someday I would like a bolero (is that what you call the coverup thing?).
    I would love to see more photos fromt the cruise. =)

  4. Your dress is very lovely! My favorite color red with the great black accents! Just beautiful! :)

    ~Miss Laurie
    Old-Fashioned Charm

  5. That is lovely! I hope you had a fun trip.

  6. Thanks everybody! The trip was amazing, but I'll give it a post of its own later. :-)

    Boleros are coverups, but this coverup in particular was just a tube of fabric.

  7. Joanna,
    What a beautiful dress! You could wear this for Christmas, too. =) I love the glittery red fabric paired with the black top. You look very lovely and feminine in it. =)