Saturday, March 29, 2014

little lace dress - road test

I wore my little lace dress to a celebratory brunch today. I turned 57 yesterday! As the years roll by, it can be hard to remember how old I am, but I should have an easy time with this. I was born in '57 and I can remember that.

I sewed this little lace dress a couple weeks ago, using the Robin Top pattern by Style Arc, my favorite reason to love Australia. It's on my bucket list of places to travel someday.


The pants are sewn from the Cassie pattern.

There is no zipper in the back - I am able to wiggle in and out of the dress without a zipper.


I like it because it is casual, but dressed up, too.
Next up - pillows and draperies. Not my favorite sewing but I appreciate saving on labor costs for decorating.

Have a great weekend!

52 comments:

  1. Very flattering and super sexy. I LOVE it.

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  2. Happy Birthday!

    Pretty dress! And funky boots!

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  3. This is so pretty on you! I like how you've chosen to wear it!!!

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  4. Happy Birthday, you look great.

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  5. Happy birthday. You look terrific,

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  6. Love this look. BTW I was born in '57 as well. We're doing our 50's proud!

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  7. I really love how this came out! It's so elegant. :) And happy birthday!!

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  8. Happy Birthday to you in your beautiful outfit! I'll have a birthday in a few days.

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  9. What a fun and flirty dress. Happy birthday!

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  10. You are the best looking 57 year old I've ever seen!

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  11. Rockin' it sister....! No really, great job. And I love the boots.

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  12. Happy Birthday! Love the look - you look fabulous!

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    1. thanks Sharon, fellow Zumba and barre fan!

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  13. Love everything about this look!

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  14. Happy Birthday! You do not look 57. The dress is fabulous.

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  15. First off Happy Birthday!!! Secondly, you look fabulous and the dress is incredible. It is one of my favorite things you have made. Spectacular!!!

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  16. Happy birthday you look great. Perfect outfit - fun and sassy - for a birthday celebration

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  17. Great styling and looking very good for 57.

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    1. thanks Ruth, I love your sartorial style!

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  18. Happy Birthday ~ great dress, and are you sure you have the right number of years printed ?!? Do keep Down Under on your list of place to visit, you will love it ... J

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  19. Holey moley you look HOT girl! Great styling....I covet those boots!

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  20. Wow!! You are one cool looking 57 year old gal!! You look fantastic and I love this whole look. Gorgeous dress!

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  21. Love your whole outfit - you definitely don't look 57!! And those boots are fabulous. Have a great year!!

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  22. Oh happy birthday to us. Mine was the 28th also! I was 52. Hope I look as good as you at 57! Love your dress. Judith is right... you will love Australia so come soon.

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    1. oh yes, I bet I will love Australia. I just need the universe to line up a trip for me~!

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  23. Happy birthday, Robin. You wear the dress and your years well!

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  24. Hope you had a great birthday! In a couple of months I will be the same age as you. Funny I don't feel that old. Pretty lace dress and I love that you chose to wear it in an edgy way, unlined over a top and pants.

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    1. thanks Audrey, and I don't feel that old either. I guess that is a good thing!

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  25. Cute outfit! Another '57-er here (birthday coming up this fall). We should start a club. It IS hard to realize my age.

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  26. WTF? Maaan, I wanna look like that when I'm 57! You look smashing.

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  27. I love it! I turned 55 last weekend, things just seem to get nicer, easier and more relaxed as the time goes by. Here's to life just getting better and better! You look smashing. K

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  28. OMG---you look so fab----beautiful .....Happy Birthday to you....

    I will have to look into getting a Style Arc pattern....which is you favorite??????

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    1. thank you Linda - my current favorite is the Marita dress. It was so fast and easy and dressy enough to wear to a wedding reception.

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  29. Happy Birthday, Robin! What a gorgeous look on you! That brown is a very flattering color as is the whole ensemble. I echo, you are one very young looking 57 year old.

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  30. Happy birthday! Very cute outfit.

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  31. I just love this look on you, Robin! It's chic and caliente! Happy birthday!

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  32. Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoyed your day.

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  33. Happy birthday! The dress is fabulous, and I love it's finished and "dressed" but casual vibe!

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  34. Love the dress, such a wonderfully fitted garment and definitely very elegant looking. Happy Birthday!

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  35. Hi Robin! Happy Belated Birthday! You are beautiful and don't look your age. Not at all. I like your dress too.

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  36. You rock that dress and no way you look 57

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  37. Happy Birthday Robin! You are so fab In this dress and always!
    Best, Bernadette

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  38. Very nice dress. Happy birthday!

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  39. Happy birthday. You look so cool!

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