Welcome to the last stop on the Lil Luxe Collection Holiday Blog Tour! One of my favorite dresses the Starlight City is up. Jessica challenged her testers to come up with festive versions of her fabulous patterns. Although all her patterns are full of sleek modern lines, I felt that the Starlight City would make a super glam dress. Even the name says it all. For me, it calls to mind the feeling of standing on the buff in Palos Verdes overlooking the Pacific and the twinkling lights of LA. So I wanted a dress that sparkled and gleamed.
I chose a silver and purple woven jacket fabric for the top, and an inky purple sequined knit for the skirt. B found the dress immediately twirl worthy. She also felt like a princess with the longest dress she has worn.
I didn’t chance the anything about the bodice from the pattern except to fully line it. I knew that she would complain about the bodice fabric because it is fairly rough, so it is fully lined including the sleeves. For the skirt I used the full width of the knit for the front and the back of the skirt.
I also extended the skirt so that it skimmed the floor. My favorite part of the dress is the back.
Isn’t the twist in the back simply breathtaking?! I love that it is so unique and beautiful. In order to fully line it from the scratchy material, I actually cut the back bodice piece in half and added 3/8th in the middle when I cut the fabric.
Even though the fabric was difficult to work with (bodice fabric frayed terribly, sequin knit kept getting eaten), the dress came together quickly within a couple of hours. B wore the dress all day at Disneyland and got many compliments. It’s always a nice feeling when your creation is praised. Best of all B loved the dress and was so excited to share that her mom made it for her.
If you would like the pattern, and why not?! Head over here (affiliate) to get your own copy. There is a 30% off promotion going on right now with the code “blogtour”. If you haven’t been following along. Check out the other stops of the blog tour for inspiration.
Blog Tour schedule:Monday, Dec. 1 – Rouche & Division TopWednesday, Dec. 3 – Peek A Boo HoodieThursday, Dec. 4 – Alley Cat RomperFriday, Dec. 5 – Reversible Crop Top & DressMonday, Dec. 8 – Modern Belle DressTuesday, Dec. 9 – Socialite Peplum and DressWednesday, Dec. 10 – Two Haute ShortsThursday, Dec. 11 – Starlight City DressThere’s also a giveaway with some great prizes!Here is the Giveaway Info:$25 from Owl and Drum Sew very Modern (LIKE on Facebook entry, Follow on Instagram entry)$25 from Bobbie Lou Fabric Factory (Follow on Instagram entry)$25 from Imagine Gnats (LIKE on Facebook entry, Follow on Instagram entry)
Hope you enjoyed your visit with me!