Asymmetric Dress

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After the previous post about the Nelly launch party and my poor last minute attempt at an outfit shot, I’ve had a lot of you asking for better photos of the dress I made for the event, so I recreated the outfit I wore on the night & headed off down to the park to get some shots. The wind decided to play too, so it was the perfect day for it… I honestly think there is nothing better than swooshing around in a floaty dress in the wind! Though, needless to say we got some rather funny looks from everyone else decked out in tracksuits & sneakers!

I made this dress a few days before the party, I had nothing else to wear & no spare cash to buy anything new. I had been having an awful skin day (yes, still!) so I knew I needed to wear something that I’d feel great in to make me forget about it for the night. I only had a few days to make it, so it needed to be something simple, I used an old pattern I knew fit perfectly & adapted into this, basically an amalgamation of my favourite things in dress form. It’s made from cotton lawn, which is generally a shirting fabric, but it is also one of my favourites to work with & I have used it for just about every type of garment over the years. The collar bone is one of my favourite parts of the body & I always like to give necklines a little notch mimicking the shape, it’s a subtle but a nice detail I think & you’ll probably notice this quite a bit on things I’ve made. I also love anything asymmetric, so cutting the hem this way was an obvious choice & helps it look a little more interesting.

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31 Comments

  1. Posted 18.05.2012 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    I have no words! This post is amazing and one of my favorites! You look stunning and what a gorgeous outfit. I love everything…xoxox

  2. Posted 19.05.2012 at 12:19 am | Permalink

    You are so talented! I must see more!!!

    XX,
    Miranda

  3. Posted 19.05.2012 at 4:23 am | Permalink

    I can’t believe you made this dress, it looks phenomenal! If you were selling I’d defs buy it!

    xx
    Minty

    • FAIIINT
      Posted 20.05.2012 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

      Aw! I’ve been debating a lot recently over whether to get an Etsy & sell some stuff, but I think I would start to hate it again (like Uni made me!) if it became something I had to do vs. something I did because I enjoyed it. Its so flattering & lovely to know people would buy my stuff though, so thank you! It means a lot! :)

  4. Posted 19.05.2012 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    Thanks for taking these photos! You look absolutely gorgeous in that top one – I think this entire black-on-black coordination works exceptionally well for you, and I love how the dark colors contrast your skin (:

    The gold necklace is a great touch as well. Absolutely in love with this outfit! You should post it on Lookbook :D

    • FAIIINT
      Posted 20.05.2012 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

      Aw, thank you! The majority of my wardrobe is black so most days its this black on black look, so it’s nice to hear that people think it suits me! :) I’ve had lookbook for a while but never posted, I may give it a go, but it seems like it requires a lot of effort to get your outfits seen by others?

      • Posted 23.05.2012 at 2:30 am | Permalink

        Not at all! There are so many users on Lookbook, it’s not really that hard to get your look seen by others (:

  5. Posted 20.05.2012 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    this is such an amazing dress!!!you look stunning!
    really!!!
    you are very talented!
    xxx
    http://styleflakes.blogspot.com

  6. Posted 20.05.2012 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

    it looks beautiful :D make me one!? …..and send me your dog. k thanks bye. :D

    • FAIIINT
      Posted 20.05.2012 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

      Haha! Thanks :) He has been pretty naughty today, so I may well be tempted if he carrys on! ;)

  7. Posted 20.05.2012 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    I was hankering after this necklace! Looks great with the dress – your so talented making that! Amazing! Love your wedges too – I wear them most of the time now when I’m going out, as they’re way more comfy than heels!
    xx

    • FAIIINT
      Posted 19.07.2012 at 1:01 am | Permalink

      Ahh, thankyou! :) Yeah, I totally agree, I think I’m getting to that age where I can’t be bothered to be in pain when I’m out anymore, wedges all the way! Hah!

  8. Aimee
    Posted 20.05.2012 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    Hey gorg,
    You have a nice blog and this is a super cool post! ☺ The overall style is really nice and something I can relate to, we definitely have similar taste and it would be cool if we could follow each other? I found your blog from a comment you left on another blog and really glad I did, I will be checking back soon.
    If you have facebook, I would be so so so soooo grateful if you liked my page: http://www.facebook.com/newyorkdoll
    Also, if you get the chance and like my blog, I would love it if you could nominate me for ‘best established fashion blog sponsored by next.’ It would mean soo much to me, links on this blog post: http://new-yorkdoll.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/cosmo-blog-awards-2012-nominate-me.html

    Aimee
    http://www.new-yorkdoll.blogspot.com
    xxx

  9. Posted 21.05.2012 at 1:31 am | Permalink

    OOOOOO beautiful photos and look! It’s so dark and mysterious. I really love that first shot. Also you have such an amazing blog and I really love your dark twisted look and you have an amazing talent. I wish I could draw like you. Def. consider me your new follower.

    http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/

  10. Posted 21.05.2012 at 6:32 am | Permalink

    oh wow, i can’t believe it was a last min thing! looks even better in this post than in the dark – the raw hem is a lovely detail also.. :) and of course the belt just takes it to another level! if you ever start an online store let me know!

  11. Posted 21.05.2012 at 7:06 am | Permalink

    Love this look!!

  12. Posted 21.05.2012 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    Wow! The dress is stunning!!!

    A while ago, you commented on one of my daily style snacks saying you had fallen in love with the sequin trousers.. I ran into a similar pair here, made me think of you: http://itscamilleco.com/2012/05/reptile/
    Hope that helps!

    • FAIIINT
      Posted 28.05.2012 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

      Ah! I love them, they’re like an oversized sequin snake print! Thanks so much for this!

  13. Posted 21.05.2012 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    Your dress is gorgeous, you’re so talented! And I love your necklace too:) XX

  14. Posted 21.05.2012 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    Love this outfit!!

    Thanks for your sweet comment,
    like your blog so gonna follow you on bloglovin :)

    Hopefully you’ll do the same! <3

    xofemke.
    http://www.myfashion-expression.blogspot.com

  15. Posted 21.05.2012 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous look! :) Love the necklace.. and that asymmetrical dress looks really great.

    Thank you for the comment! Do stop by anytime again. x

    Satu
    Indie by heart

  16. Posted 21.05.2012 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful dress & belt !!!

  17. Posted 21.05.2012 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    Love your blog! Love this black dress and those shoes!!

    xoxox

  18. Posted 23.05.2012 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    Oh my…. this is soooo stunning. Beautiful photos too x

  19. Posted 24.05.2012 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    You look lovely! Very well made!
    xx
    I Want It All

  20. Posted 24.05.2012 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    I will buy that dress! You did an amzing job you should be very proud :)

  21. Posted 27.05.2012 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    You are so talented! This dress is beautiful and suits you perfectly, I particularly like the neck line that creates the perfect fitted silhouette. I’m so curious to see other pieces you created…

  22. Posted 04.06.2012 at 3:37 am | Permalink

    i think… i may have fallen in love with your dress. it’s lovely! the best thing about is you actually made it!

  23. Posted 05.06.2012 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    your blog is very inspirational, I’m following you from now on! :) x

    http://nikkibeulen.blogspot.com

  24. Posted 14.06.2012 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    Loving everything about you and this blog. I mean why did it take me so long to find this blog

  25. Posted 28.08.2012 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

    This is amazing – you look fantastic! How clever that you made this dress :) x

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