Classic colors and a new Kate Spade-inspired dress
I still love looking at Kate Spade dresses and tops (and now Kate Spade Saturday, for a slightly edgier look). Every season they have great colors that all go so well together. I love the navy/hot pink/turquoise/gold! Some faves...
Those cuties, and of course fave dresses from J.Crew and ModCloth (other places I look for style inspiration when designing!), inspired me to combine a small piece of red cotton sateen (left over from this strapless sweetheart dress) with some navy cotton twill (I used it last year to make another Kate Spade-inspired dress, the one with the big ruffle at the bottom).
The great thing about color block and two-fer dresses is that you can use small pieces and leftovers and still come up with a cute, even dressy dress. I used a fave darted bodice pattern and basic pleated skirt and created this preppy dress!
You probably know how much I love this pattern. I even created a label for it. Simplicity 2444. A classic!
The bodice lining is actually hot pink. It was what I had around, and it was fun to see while sewing! So I also tried it with a neon pink belt for fun.