Mode Mondays

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MODE MONDAY

THEY ARE BACK!!!

Yes I know you all missed them….

First I will revisit Tim Gunn’s 10 Basic Pieces

You know Tim Gunn is my BFF in my head… I LOVE him… and I love his style…

This will be geared towards the curvy/plus sized woman…

The first piece is:

1. Basic Black Dress

“We all know that you can dress it up to take it out, that’s its intention, but you can also pair an item like this with a cardigan for work. So it’s an easy item to transition.”

I so LOVE LBD (Little Black Dress) there is nothing you can’t do with it.  It can go from day to night with just a few easy accessory changes.

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For your first LBD I would stay way from a lot of sparkly details on the dress, you want something that is a bit more versatile. 

The lace dress is from Kiyonna.com great dress for the office and a night on the town or even a cocktail party.  Add a cardigan or blazer and its perfect for the office.  For night time add some sparkly earrings and a killer pair of pumps or strappy sandals and a great bag.  Same with a cocktail party.  This dress is about $100 online

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lbd-ck-6pmThis is a Calvin Kline dress *yes CK is doing plus size woohoo* this dress is on 6pm.com  

lbd-sheath-macyHere is my favorite kind of dress a sheath.  There are so many things you can do with this dress and flattering on SO many figures.  This is another CK dress found at Macy’s.

So Divas do you love a LBD? how do you dress yours up or down?

Do you have any killer shoe ideas?

Can’t wait to hear from you

‘Til Next Time

Love Peace and All Things Pretty

~The Diva V~ 

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****LBD CHALLENGE*****

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I’M DONE  Woohoo 

Yes, I finished my LBD… Here are a few pics…

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Here are a few shots of the dress and jacket.  I used matte jersey black knit material, and Asian inspired satin brocade.

I used Butterick pattern B5309 the pattern is OOP 😦 but I have had it for years.

B5309 It says its easy… yes the dress was easy, but the jacket gave me the blues with the collar…. but I did my best Tim Gunn….”Make it Work”

I am  pleased with my overall results and look forward to wearing this out with Mista Man….

What do you Divas think?

‘Til Next Time

Love Peace and All Things Pretty

~The Diva V~ 

Up Date to the LBD Sew-A-Long

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LBD Sew-A-Long 

I got a bit done today, even though all I wanted to do was sleep.  I am almost done with the jacket I need to add some kind of closure piece, I am debating on a black frog or a snap….humm maybe a ribbon.. who knows

I also started the dress the actual LBD of the sew-a-long.  I have it completed except for hemming it.  Now the LBD is a bit snug but that’s ok *it has to be ok because I am not about to let it out*  I will put on my body magic and call it a day lol 

I can’t wait to put the pieces together with the jewelry I made. 

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I am actually a little excited of how all of this will come together. 

‘Til Next Time

Love Peace & All Things Pretty

~The Diva V~ 

FB Group Sew A Long

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CHALLENGE!!!!!!!!!

You know I am not big on Challenges or going with the flow… sue me its the Gemini in me.  Any who I accepted to do a LBD *Little Black Dress* Challenge/Sew-A-Long for my sewing FB group….

I am the queen of prints… so the fact that I have enough solid black fabric to make a dress is shocking to me lol… 

But you know me I am going to throw some color in there some where….. just where…. humm only I know lol….

We have to be done by February 8, 2013 but here are a couple of teaser shots of what I may or may not be making…

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Just some ideas I am bouncing around in my head….. 

what will I create….. hummmmmm 

Stay Tuned….

‘Til Next Time

Love Peace and All Things Pretty 

~The Diva V~