WIW 01/24/13 - Wrap Dress & leather Jacket

I sewed this dress last year (?) and it has turned out to be a real workhorse for me. It's not bodycon like a lot of knit dresses and the colors work with a lot of things in my wardrobe. To spice things up, I added my black leather jacket and my suede booties.

I had to have the heels on the booties fixed recently, because I wore off one of the caps. The cobbler ended up taking off 1/2" of both heels. I wasn't upset about the loss of height, but my right heel is wobbly. I hope that's a temporary thing. I'm not having any luck finding black booties I like as much.

I always appreciate your comments and suggestions!

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  • Sarah A replied 8 years ago

    I am totally in awe of the fact that your sewed that amazing dress. The booties look great I hope the heel situation works out :)

  • rae replied 8 years ago

    I can see why this is a workhorse! Great with the jacket. I hope the heel recovers.

  • Asingh replied 8 years ago

    Amy, you look "Parisian Chic"! I love how you've combined the patterned dress with the black leather jacket. And the booties and black stockings go perfectly well together.

  • kimlee replied 8 years ago

    The dress is fantastic. Once again I marvel at your sewing skills and the high style looks you are putting together.

  • sarah replied 8 years ago

    Amy, you look so lovely in this. It's a great silhouette for you, and you are so darn talented.

  • Parsley replied 8 years ago

    Great dress, and the whole outfit looks terrific on you!

  • texstyle replied 8 years ago

    This is such a great dress and I LOVE the way you styled it here with the leather jacket!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 8 years ago

    Love this Amy! A ladylike dress paired with leather and booties = FAB!

  • replied 8 years ago

    Great outfit! love your dress, you are very talented and I can see why you love those booties, I hope the problem settles down.

  • replied 8 years ago

    The dress is excellent and I love it with the tough moto.

  • qfbrenda replied 8 years ago

    I love that dress! It looks great with the jacket.

  • replied 8 years ago

    Love this! Can't beat a great multi-colored dress.

  • Angie replied 8 years ago

    You look terrific! Fun and unique frock :)

    If that bootie stays wobbly - take it back to the cobbler.

  • Amy replied 8 years ago

    Thanks, ladies.

  • Thistle replied 8 years ago

    I love the dress! The print is so fun and the dress fits you perfectly.

    I need to make a note of this combination so I can "borrow" it later!

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 8 years ago

    This is one of my favorite combos, a dress, jacket and booties.... So impressive that you made that dress!

  • Deborah replied 8 years ago

    Lovely, the dress and that fabric is fabulous and nice tough adding the jacket:). Amy are you growing your hair?

  • Beth Ann replied 8 years ago

    Adore your dress, and I remember it from last year (wish I could find that fabric)!

    I think the chose of leather with a wrap dress is inspired -- gives a ladylike look a little "strength."

  • annagybe replied 8 years ago

    Nice, great colors on you.

  • catherine replied 8 years ago

    That's a perfect wrap dress, which seems to me to be very rare. You look really, really great.

  • Joy replied 8 years ago

    Your sewing skills are amazing, as is that dress on you.

  • amyreh replied 8 years ago

    Love how you styled this with the jacket and booties!

  • Tina.b replied 8 years ago

    Amy that dress is just stunning on you and it pairs beautifully with the jacket and boots. You are an amazing seamstress, I'm in awe of your talent!

  • Sveta replied 8 years ago

    No suggestions - you look amazing! I like how booties and leather jacket ground the floaty dress.

  • Debora replied 8 years ago

    What a lovely dress! I am in awe of your mad sewing skills. I particularly love it with the leather jacket and booties. Hope you can get the heel taken care of. So pretty!

  • Jenava replied 8 years ago

    Very snazzy! You look great!

  • lyn67 replied 8 years ago

    Oh, this is a wonderful dress, Amy-and fits you perfectly! You always amaze me with your sewing skills, and style. Trully a workhorse!

  • Makrame replied 8 years ago

    Gorgeous dress on you! Great combo with the leather jacket and booties.

  • Katiepea replied 8 years ago

    Honestly, you had me at the word "wrap" on your thread title! :-)

    I love your dress, jacket and booties combo - fun, colourful and stylish. I especially admire the fact that you made this dress yourself - clever you!

  • Vicki replied 8 years ago

    Oh, yeah! If I had an "Amy dress," like this, I would so copy you! Love everything about it.

  • Day Vies replied 8 years ago

    I love the print and the leather jacket amps up the fab factor.

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    This is great, Amy! Love the contrast of the bright print with the leather jacket. The jacket looks so sleek!

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