Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dress Design for Shabby Apple Dresses

You know, I used to be fairly artistic; I used to draw and paint and all kinds of stuff! But four kids later, I don't always find the time to get creative anymore! So when I saw this contest from Shabby Apple Dresses (I LOOVE their stuff!), I decided I would give it a go! And you know what? It was really fun! And I may sound silly but I really want to wear these dresses!haha So here's what I came up with:

This dress I thought would look really pretty in a purple (I started out with red, but decided purple fit it much better!), and I would probably do it in a jersey knit material so its stretchy and drapes (thats what the lines pulling to each side are: draping sort of thing).

This next one I thought of in a silvery/gray color and I see it in a stiffer cotton so the collar ruffles stand up instead of laying down all soft and flow-y.

This one is one of my favorites, I see it in a really soft cream colored chiffon. Ruffles around the collar and the hemline, and the ribbon should be black or brown velvet.

This one I think should be a really soft chiffon-like material on top too in some sort of floral/spring print, maybe even polka dots. And the bottom should be a tan linen. I got this idea out of my love of double breasted jackets. :)

I like these kind of dresses in a floral cotton because I think they're less "in your face/lingerie" looking, I also love if the skirt had like big drapes that went into pockets. I've seen a lot of these dresses but the skirts are poofy and very short, I like the thought of a pencil skirt with it and the built in top.

This dress I didn't have the best colors for, I would like it to be more of a navy blue instead of this light/royal blue, and also the yellow toned down a bit, but probably in a nice cotton twill. I like the drop waist of it and the full skirt, I LOVE nautical themed clothes and I think this would be such a fun dress to wear! One of Maddie's dresses inspired this design. :)

Alright then, there's my designs for the Shabby Apple contest, you can tell me what you think but only if you love them! haha Its hard putting yourself out there, sheesh! :)

6 awesomeness!...and attractiveness!:

Tamsyn and Bryce said...

Wow Melinda, I love these! I especially love the third dress! I hope you get chosen, because I would seriously by your clothing! I love Shabby Apple as well!

Ransom and Brooke Young said...

Love, love, love!!! Can you sew too? Cause maybe we could commission you to make them!

Bret Bushman Family said...

Those are really good...I hope you win!!! boy you are so talented.

Pogue Fam said...

AMAZING Melinda! So cool! I can't draw for the life of me. I do upside down hearts for the tops of princesses... which of course means their boobs are always WAY too huge. So I hope you win :)

Combs - A day in the Life of... said...

ok girl! I would wear all of them. If I ever get rich you can be my designer ok. Ha... Miss ya.

Shane & Laina said...

Of course, I totally LOVE them all. Way to go you super talented gal!