So, long story short, for some reason I receive Teen Vogue magazine (I don’t know…. I’ve never subscribed to it/paid for it… it just shows up from time to time to make sure that my neighbors think I’m weird when they’re sorting out our communal mail pile). Before I chuck it, I like to flip through and see if anything catches my eye.
I love this dress. It’s super hip, and I love the styling. It’s by the label Carven, which I wasn’t previously familiar with. I’d love to use this dress as a jumping-off point for a breezy sundress. It reminds me a little bit of something that Chie would dream up, but in a bolder, southwestern-inspired print that’s closer to my personal style. I love the midriff cutout and the simple bodice, as well as the floaty, summery skirt. Is that a half circle skirt? What do you think? Any thoughts on a basic dress pattern that I could use for the bodice? I’m guessing it couldn’t have waist darts, since that would make drafting the cutout much trickier. Also, is a midriff cutout too daring for a pale gal rapidly approaching 30? Lay it on me– I can handle the truth!