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“Change of Pace”

Description from Granny Nancy: I needed a change of pace. If I were a real dress designer I'd use a combo of purple and lavender velvet with a bodice of some kind of sparkley material.

For the mature woman, I'd add long sleeves with sheer lavender tulle or similar material. The sleeves would have ruffles around the wrist with some sparkly material and or some pearls.

I would go all the way with the length. Floor length for any age is glamor at it best. I see some floor length with trains but I can't imagine moving around with all that material. It should be tailored to be barely touching the floor

The pearls would be trim around the neck and waist. But for a young woman the dress would be either strapless or an almost strapless look but with straps of sorts. The cluster of lavender and purple and copper would make a lovely necklace.

I wish I could remember all the terms for designing. Its fun.

Chatter


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Measurements: 2mm holes, 6mm thick


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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Nancy, you made my day with this purple pick! Your description of the dress design sounds so lovely.

  2. Stingray
    Stingray says:

    Your description paints a picture so well and your pick is beautiful.

  3. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Nancy, thanks for this gorgeous pick! I had fun envisioning the gown you were describing. Is it floor length or midi for the mature woman? Most likely knee length for younger women. I know you love purples and violets like I do. It’s a color that looks great on anyone, the color once only available to royalty. Hoping for a POD.

  4. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    Nancy, this is a wonderful pick and I love your dress design ideas! I can’t sew a lick but it would be fun to try something out with your ideas!

  5. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Kathryn thanks for reminding me about the dress length. That’s very important.

  6. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Love your description.
    Love your purple picks.

  7. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    Beautiful, Nancy!

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