I love shopping for pretty dresses, and then not buying them. I also enjoy looking at the prices and thinking about how much less it would cost to sew it.
I think that for most of these you would need less than 3 yards of fabric and maybe a burda style pattern, or even just adjust pattern pieces you already own!
Banana Republic: $130
This would be a snap to make!
I think this dress is adorable, and would be easy to make with some small ajdustments on 60's patterns I already own.
Obviously, I like this style. It is boob-maximizing and waist-minimizing- certainly something I could appreciate!
This dress is adorable! Even if the fabric is $20/yard, how could this dress cost you more than 60-70 bucks? $445? Sure, if you're giving me a trust fund! Ha ha!
Banana Republic: $110
Now I don't really like this style- it is very shapeless. However, I would just like to point out, since I saw it in person, that it is ok fabric. However, the stitching on the neckline was white, over the dark blue part. It was terribly obvious and made it look really cheap, which it is not at $110!
Does anyone else just shop to poach ideas and/or criticize clothes? I find I do!